CAPSTONE DIRECTOR, SCIENCE DEPT. CHAIR
The Senior Capstone at Fountain Valley School provides students with opportunities to dive into a topic of their own choosing and design an in-depth research project based on their unique interests and discoveries. Whether conducting research on campus, taking part in an internship, or shadowing a mentor during off-campus experiences, students work side-by-side with real-world experts to gain professional know-how and narrow their career pursuits.
Students spend the first semester of their senior year engaging in idea generation and determining the focus of their Capstone projects for semester two*. As a culmination of the course, each student presents what they’ve learned and attends presentations from their peers.
*Students who wish to pursue a Global Scholar / STEM Diploma must begin the process in their junior year and may use this work as part of their culminating Capstone experience.
Opportunities for exploration through the Senior Capstone truly are endless. Former FVS students have participated in the below research projects, and more.
Write a novel.
Explore the field of woodworking, printmaking, or video game design.
Study the valuable role birds of prey play in our ecosystem while working at a local raptor center and sanctuary.
Study architecture and 3D design.
Pursue your passions for veterinary medicine, or study land management and sustainability by working alongside the School’s Ranch manager.
Explore rocket technology or flight training.
Delve deep into the world of robotics.
Produce your own music or enhance your baking skills.