Capstone Courses

All students in Sandwich High School will complete and pass a minimum of one capstone course. 
Capstone Courses exist in all departments including Science, Math, English, Fine and Applied Arts, Foreign Language, and Technology. Capstone classes are designed to maximize the development of 21st Century skills including critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration and leadership, initiative and entrepreneurialism, effective oral and written communication, accessing and analyzing information and developing curiosity and imagination. Capstone courses are assessed through school wide performance based rubrics.

English Language Arts
Grades 10-12: 1 Credit College Prep (Honors Option) 

Grades 11 &12: 1 Credit College Prep (Honors Option)
Guidelines: Successful Completion of Journalism I  

Grades 10-12: 1 Credit College Prep 

Grades 10-12: 1 Credit College Prep 

Grades 10-12: 1 Credit College Prep

Grades 10-12: 1 Credit Honors 


Fine, Applied & Performing Arts
1813 Portfolio Prep (Art IV)                                                                                                      
Grades 11-12: 1 Credit Honors
Guidelines: Required Sequence

1814 Printmaking                                                                                                                                              
Grades 10-12:  1 Credit College Prep

1815 Introduction to Pottery                                                                                                                            
Grades 9-11:    1 Credit College Prep

Grades 10-12: 1 Credit College Prep / Honors
Guidelines: Required Sequence

1816 Graphic Design                                                                                                                                   
Grades 10-12: .5 College Prep

1817 Decorative Sign Design and Construction                                                                                       
Grades 10-12: 1 Credit College Prep
Guidelines: Successful Completion of Wood Technology and Art I

1720 Wood Technology II                                                                                                                                   Grades 9-12: .5 Credit College Prep
Guidelines: Required Sequence

1715 Wood Technology III                                                                                                                                 Grades 9-12: .5 Credits College Prep ( Honors Option)
Guidelines: Required Sequence

Grades 10-12: 1 Credit College Prep (Honors Option)
Guidelines: Required Sequence

1863 Chorus                                                                                                                                         
Grades 9-12: .5 or 1 Credit College Prep

1865 Advanced Show Choir                                                                                                                      
Grades 9-12: .5 or 1 Credit Honors
Guidelines: Audition 
 
1871 Concert Band                                                                                                                                      
Grades 9-12:  .5 or 1 Credit College Prep

Grades 9-12 .5 Credit College Prep


Foreign Language
Grades 11-12:  1 Credit Honors ( alternate days all year)
Required Sequence: Successful completion of Latin IV honors


Physical Education, Health & Wellness
1956 Lifeguard Training                                                                                                                                
Grades 10-12: .5 Credit College Prep

Grades 10-12   .5 College Prep


History & Social Studies
Grades 10-12: 2 credits

Grades 10-12: 1 Credit College Prep 

Grades 9-12: .5 Credit College Prep


Mathematics
Grades 11 & 12:  1 Credit College Prep
Guideline: Successful completion of Algebra II

Grade 11 & 12: 1 Credit Full year
Guideline: Successful completion of Algebra II

1464 Innovations                                                                                                            
Grades 10-12:  1 Credit College Prep  
Guideline: Successful completion of Algebra II 

Grades 11 & 12:  1 Credit College Prep
Guideline: Successful completion of Algebra II and 
demonstrated understanding of the principles of Physics


Science & Engineering
Grades 10-12: .5 Credit College Prep

Grades 10-12: 1 Credit College Prep

Grades 11 & 12:  1 Credit College Prep (Honors Option)
Guidelines:  Teacher recommendation as course requires extensive field work


Technology
Grades 9-12: .5 Credit College Prep with Honors Option
Required Sequence: Successful Completion of Digital Literacy 

Grades 10–12: .5 Credit Honors 
Required Sequence: Successful Completion of Introduction to Web Design

Grades 9-12: .5 Credit College Prep (Honors Option)
Required Sequence: Successful Completion of Digital Literacy 

Grades 10-12: 1 Credit Advanced Placement
Required Sequence: Successful Completion of either Introduction to Computer Science and Programming or Advanced Computer Science and Programming