Recently, the British Columbian school curriculum has made revisions to high school graduation requirements. All graduating students from schools in British Columbia are now to complete a “Capstone” project in order to receive their diploma.
According to cirriculum.gov.bc.ca this new revision has been added with the purpose of “exploring innovative approaches to deepen career-life learning opportunities for students”.
Riverside students are amongst the many who are currently fulfilling this requirement.
Students brainstorm their passions, course preferences, strengths and weaknesses, Core Competencies, and their interests for the future to complete the project.
Riverside secondary Leadership teacher Ms. Adrienne Chapell is the lead representative of Capstone this year, with, Mr. Sean Riley, Ms. Bindy Johal, Mr. Paul Gagnes, Ms. Sheri Thomasen, and Ms. Claudia Durand.
“This is an opportunity for students to combine their passion with their future in a way that benefits them,” said Chapell.
According to Chapell, students may want to go through this process regardless, but might not have the time, which is why the school is now carving out this opportunity for them to showcase their work to other individuals.
“The idea is to combine all of the pieces in order to develop the Core Competencies of students, as they work through the project,” said Chapell.
Teachers have the capstone blocks for the purpose of the project, where occasional group meetings take place to go over the expectations of the course, the components of the assignments, and how to do the project.
After the meetings, everyone is scheduled individually to be coached towards success in the project.
Here are some examples of students involved.
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