• What is AP Capstone? 

    Since 2016, SCPS has offered the innovative AP Capstone Diploma Program. AP Capstone is based on two yearlong courses, AP Seminar, and AP Research, both of which are designed to complement other AP classes students may take. The two-course program offers a rigorous course of study, is internationally recognized, helps students stand out in the college admissions process, and gives students the opportunity to explore issues of their choosing. AP Seminar and AP Research are interdisciplinary AP electives that teach students skills such as critical thinking, argumentation, research, collaboration, and time management - all skills which are needed for college and career-level work.


    How Does the Diploma Program Work? 

    Students take two courses, AP Seminar, and AP Research, along with ANY other four AP courses of their choice. Students who earn a passing score on the AP exams will receive the internationally recognized AP Capstone Diploma.

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AP Seminar Correlates to Overall AP Performance