The Diploma with Distinction Program is a capstone program that affords participating students the opportunity to engage in long-term project of real-world significance within their chosen field. During the course of the project, students work with a faculty mentor and a team of faculty advisors who help provide direction to the student’s path of investigation. Successful completion of the capstone project will entail both written and visual elements as well as a successful formal defense of the project before a panel of faculty and administrative reviewers. Upon successful defense of the capstone project, students will be awarded distinguished status, which will be reflected upon their high school transcript and their diploma. Students who graduate with distinction will be afforded special recognition at graduation. This program is available to all juniors and entails a commitment that carries through the junior and senior years of study.