AP Capstone Seminar

1 Year
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Note: Application process for selection AND Prerequisites of The AP Interdisciplinary Investigations AND Critical Reasoning Seminar 

Students must be current Grade 10 students who would be in the top 10-15% of their class, exhibit a high interest in research, proficiency in writing and show a commitment to high academic Grade 11 and 12 years. Data used for students to qualify includes Grade 9 and 10-course performance and GPA, PSAT scores, Learner Development, work habits, and teacher recommendation. This seminar, taken in Grade 11, focuses on developing inquiry skills through writing, researching, and team projects by exploring several topics of global relevance. Topics are selected by the teacher and students from a broad spectrum that may include social, political, and environmental issues. Students in the Seminar course are assessed through written and multimedia presentations. 


AP Capstone Diploma or Certificate

The AP Capstone Program is a culminating two-year credential program where students develop and apply their skills and knowledge to real-world phenomenons that they are personally interested in researching. This College Board program emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving, research, investigation, analysis, argumentative writing, and presentation skills. Seminar and research courses utilize an interdisciplinary approach to learning that better prepares students for higher education. 

Diploma: Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing receive the Capstone Diploma. 

Certificate: Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in both of the AP Capstone courses but not on four additional AP Exams will receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.