Career Life Connections (CLC) 12 is a course that is designed to identify and develop each student’s personal interests, passions and goals. Students reflect on the learning experiences and competency development in school and community, and explore roles and possibilities in personal, education and work-life contexts. Career Life Connections facilitates the community networking and experiential learning to benefit decision making both within and outside of school while concurrently designing and producing a graduation Capstone project.


The Capstone is a culminating project, presentation, or performance that allows students the opportunity to consolidate and showcase the learning from the school and life experience into a meaningful and relevant product.  Students will use innovation, cross-curricular knowledge, and critical thinking skills in an area of interest as the basis for the project, which is applicable to a real world concept.

Completion of the CLC/Capstone program is a requirement of graduation for all students.
Getting Started Links

Capstone 12 Student Resources

Capstone ProposAl

Journal Entries

Journal Entry Dates

Journal entries should represent approximately six hours of time put into your Capstone and must be submitted by deadlines outlined by your teacher.  If you are progressing quicker than the standard schedule, ensure your journal entries reflect an entry every six hours.  Please number each of your journals.   

Students must submit at least five weekly progress journals

Journals not submitted by teacher-listed deadlines will not be accepted and will receive a 0 grade.

FinAl Deadline

The deadline for the Capstone project will be at the end of each semester.  Your teacher will provide the specific date. 

Students will be required to complete a final presentation of their Capstone project. These presentations will take place the final week of the semester.  Students will be asked to reflect upon the process required to complete their project, successes and learning they are proud of in relation to their project, as well as obstacles they encountered and overcame.

Grading Breakdown

Journals (5 Best @ 5% each)
Final Project
Final Presentation
Final Reflection
Frequently Asked Questions

Capstone project time is a minimum of 40 hours devoted to the planning, execution, and analysis.

As soon as the proposal is approved, the 40 hours can start to be tallied.

Yes, if the nature of the Capstone Project can justify two people (discuss with your teacher advisor), then you can work with another individual.  If you meet for an hour, that should be listed as 1.0 hour total (ie. 30 minutes each).

Yes, however, this must be approved by your parents and Capstone teacher.  Your parents will need to “release you” from class by calling the school.  They should also email your Capstone teacher to inform them of what is happening.

Although many factors will affect this, the research paper is designed to emulate a University-level paper, so 12 pages.

No.  The idea would is that you must do everything on your own. They can ask for advice or mentorship, but not actual, tangible work.

Generally, the answer is no, however it will depend on the teacher in question. The teacher is probably teaching another class and won’t have time to help you. That said, IF a teacher signs off on letting you in, that would be at their discretion.