Welcome to an important tradition at Kamiakin Junior High: the Citizen Action Project, or CAPstone. All ninth graders are required to research, design and complete a project which represents the knowledge and skills developed through their years at Kamiakin. We call it a Citizen Action Project because we hope that, by working on the project, students will come to understand that the value of their education comes in their ability to contribute skills and talents as a responsible citizen of their community, country and planet.
The purpose of CAPstone is to give students a chance to put all that they have learned to good use. We all learn best when our experiences are “hands-on” and self-motivating. The faculty at Kamiakin has designed this project to help students take their learning beyond the walls of the classroom to help make their work meaningful to them and also to demonstrate their ability to be independent, responsible and effective citizens. We are interested in their ability to research and solve problems, to apply skills from a variety of subjects, to communicate clearly with “the real world”, to organize themselves to fulfill a long-range plan and to defend their decisions. CAPstone projects will showcase everything students can do and that they are ready to move on to the high school.