Senior Capstone is an independent research course designed to offer students the opportunity to pursue a course of study beyond the typical high school class. Students apply for the program in the spring of their junior year and draft a proposed course of study. This course of study is then review by a committee of faculty members who undergo a blind review of the proposals. Once a proposal is reviewed and accepted, students select a faculty adviser and begin to craft their next year of work. Senior Capstone may resembled a traditional college-level thesis, but students have the freedom and flexibility to propose an innovative business model or pursue some advanced work in the fine arts, etc. The purpose of Capstone is to introduce students to a collegiate level of research and prepare them to succeed in higher level, independent studies. Students learn practical research methodology, organizational strategies, and time management skills.
Capstone Students 2016/17:
"Alternative Approaches to Health Care Reform"
Attending: Stanford University
"Water Retrieval Vehicle"
Attending: University of Arkansas
"Egg Nutrient Assay"
Attending: University of Arkansas, Honors College Fellow
"Adamant Hollow and on Publication"
Attending: University of Central Arkansas
"John James Audubon: Inspiration for 21st Century Conservation"
Attending: Auburn University
"The Blues is Not Dead"
Attending: Texas A & M or University of Arkansas
"A Mix of Things: A Guide of the Multiracial of America"
Attending: Biola University, Lead Scholar
"The Homestead Project: Can it be that Hard to Build a House?"
Attending: University of Tulsa, Honors College, Presidential Scholar
"Warrior Athletic Facility, An Architectural Thesis"
Attending: University of Arkansas, Fay Jones School of Architecture