The AP Capstone Program is an innovative program developed
by the College Board to equip students with the research, collaboration and
communication skills increasing valued by colleges and employers.
Developed at the request of the Collage Board Higher
Education membership, AP Capstone is built around two new AP courses- AP
Seminar and AP Research. These two
courses are interdisciplinary and complement the in-depth, discipline specific
study provided through other AP classes.
Students can earn their AP Capstone Certificate by
completing the AP Seminar and AP Research courses and passing the national
projects/examinations for these courses.
Students can earn their AP Capstone Diploma by meeting the requirements
for the AP Capstone Certificate and passing at least 4 additional AP exams
while in high school. Both of these
distinctions help a student stand out in the college application process and in
preparing themselves for success with college level studies.
This program is offered at Patriot High School and is
starting in the Fall of 2018 with the AP Seminar course.
For more information, see https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-capstone/ap-capstone-higher-ed-brochure.pdf
or contact Ashley Cunningham, AP Capstone Coordinator (PHS)