The eighth grade Capstone Intensive is a culminating, cross-curricular project that challenges students to apply the skills developed throughout Middle School to addressing a global issue. Students learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, connect with a local nonprofit organization doing work to address these goals, and tackle a design challenge to create a product or experience that meets the needs of their nonprofit partner. Throughout the Capstone Intensive, students work collaboratively, problem-solving, researching, writing and reflecting.
The Capstone Intensive has five phases:
The Capstone experience gives students the opportunity to dive deeper into the UPrep mission of global citizenship and explore ways of engaging with their community in positive and enduring ways.