John O'Connell High School 2019-2020 Innovation Awards

The Design Challenge

Creating a transformative Senior Capstone experience

How might we rally around a compelling vision for “jaw-dropping” demonstrations of the SFUSD Graduate Profile in ALL of our Pathways and for EACH and EVERY student?

Our capstones do not yet have student direction and real-world mentorship in a way that is transformative for each and every student. Students have to know their mentors, otherwise, they won’t show up for meetings or be comfortable sharing. If we provide increased support for teachers to train mentors, then students will have more high quality and consistent mentorship, which will help them have a transformative Senior Capstone experience.

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