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Center for mission and research

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Advanced Research Capstone – Honors

Advanced Research Capstone - Honors [1 credit]

Prerequisites: Departmental approval

Embedded in the mission of St. John’s Prep, the Advanced Research Capstone is a critical learning experience that provides an opportunity for intellectual problem solving, social change, and community engagement through the focus areas of the Center for Mission and Research.

The capstone program is directed by the Center for Mission and Research, and invites students to explore interdisciplinary issues of interest related to justice and peace, innovation and design, global health and wellness, and environmental sustainability during their senior year.

The honors-level capstone elective allows students to deeply explore research methods and design by constructing a focused research-based project in an area of primary interest. By the end of the year, students will showcase their new knowledge through a written research paper, product, and public presentation. Ultimately, this course enables students to engage and reflect on local and global issues in order to contribute towards a more just society. 

During the spring of junior year, all students are invited to apply for the capstone program, which will commence in the fall of senior year. Students who apply will be asked to have an interview with the directors of the Center of Mission and Research. Current families may find specific information about the capstone course application process on the Student and Parent Portals. 

This is an academic course worth 1 credit at the honors level.

View a showcase of Capstone projects here. Email if you would like to learn more about the course.

Global Education Program – Honors

Global Education Program - Honors [.25 credit]

Prerequisites: Departmental approval

Each year the Center for Mission and Research offers students the opportunity to participate in an academic program with an international partner. Through this application-based program, students examine and research issues through a global lens and foster a culture of encounter through the interdisciplinary focus areas of environmental sustainability, global health and wellness, innovation and design, and justice and peace. The course allows students to engage in learning beyond our campus and includes travel, which takes place during school breaks or the summer. Previous programs have partnered with schools in Delhi, India, and Regina, Canada. This program includes pre-work that students complete prior to travel and culminates in a final product or presentation that demonstrates their academic and personal growth. Each year is a unique experience, and specific program details vary depending on the focus of the course and partner institution. This is an academic course worth .25 credits at the honors level. Participants will receive a pass/fail grade.

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