Three High Schools In Osceola County To Participate In College Board’s AP Capstone® Program
Three High Schools To Participate In College Board’s AP Capstone® Program
Posted on 08/23/2017
AP Capstone Program Banner ImageNew for the 2017-2018 school year, Poinciana High, St. Cloud High, and The Osceola County School for the Arts in Osceola County are implementing AP Capstone®, an innovative diploma program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for college success: research, collaboration, and communication. Developed in direct response to feedback from higher education faculty and college admission officers, AP Capstone complements the in-depth, subject-specific study of other Advanced Placement courses and exams offered at the schools.
 
The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research. The AP Seminar course, typically taken in tenth or eleventh grade, equips students with the ability to look at real-world issues from multiple perspectives using complex questions. In the AP Research course, students design, plan, and conduct a yearlong research-based investigation on a topic of individual interest, documenting their process with a portfolio.
 
Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on AP Seminar and AP Research assessments and on four additional AP exams of their choosing will earn the AP Capstone Diploma. This signifies their outstanding academic achievement and attainment of college-level academic and research skills. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on both AP Seminar and AP Research assessments only (but not on four additional AP exams) will earn the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.
 
“This innovative program gets a broader, more diverse student population ready for college and beyond,” said Superintendent Dr. Debra Pace. “The program gives students access to challenging coursework and allows them to sharpen their reading and writing skills.”
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