Can the Big Idea Project fulfill the Colorado capstone graduation requirement?

Mike Ramsey

Yes! The CDE has stated that the purpose of the capstone is to provide hands-on learning that moves academic learning into applied skills. The vast majority of school districts have created capstone rubrics to align with the CDE’s Essential Skills. The Big Idea Project is in perfect alignment with these Essential Skills. Additionally, students complete their Big Idea Project experience with a professional portfolio that proves their ability to apply their learning in real world contexts.