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About Capstone

In the Skills21 Capstone Program, students demonstrate mastery of a variety of college and career ready skills through an individual project. Capstone projects are often rooted in students’ passions and interests.  Final projects completed from school and/or home take on a variety of forms to authentically address a research question. 


“The knowledge and skills that students have to exhibit here are exactly the skills that are most valued in college, work and life.  So this is absolutely an experience that prepares students for college and life beyond their K12 experience.”  

Kathleen C. Greider, Superintendent, Farmington Public Schools.

Begin your Capstone! 

Students interested in taking their projects to the next level are invited to apply to compete at the annual statewide Expo Fest. 

Applications will open February 1st. 

Special Awards


Big Pitch

The Big Pitch is for Capstone students who deliver an elite elevator pitch. 

Robotic Lab Assistant

Big Bang

The Big Bang celebrates the best science, tech or engineering project. 

Young Women Brainstorming

Director's Challenge

The Director's Challenge iawards the most compelling collaboration.

Videogame on Screen


The ARX Challenge is for projects that successfully incorporate augmented reality.  

Past Projects

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Launchpad is the platform you will use to showcase your project. Here you’ll find all the tasks you need to complete and guidance on how to build out your Capstone Project Profile. Your Launchpad profile is also where judges review and score all of your work!

Important Dates

Due Dates

  • Monday, April 26th 2021  Applications​​ Due

  • Monday, May 10th 2021   Launchpad Final Due

Expo Fest

  • Wednesday, May 26th 2021  Judging and Pitches​            (more info to come!

  • ​Thursday, May 27th 2021 Awards Ceremony​

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