AP Capstone

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    "AP Capstone is a diploma program from the College Board. It’s based on two yearlong AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research.

    Rather than teaching subject-specific content, these courses develop students’ skills in research, analysis, evidence-based arguments, collaboration, writing, and presenting. Students who complete the two-year program can earn one of two different AP Capstone awards, which are valued by colleges across the United States and around the world." ~ College Board

    Colleges are looking for students who are taking the most rigorous courses offered by their respective high schools.  The AP Capstone Diploma is the most rigorous program offered by KHSCD.  Students in this program applying for college or scholarships should apply as "AP Capstone Diploma Candidates" or "AP Research Certificate Candidates" as they will not know if they receive the diploma until the summer after their senior year.

    For more information, see the College Board's AP Capstone website or speak to Morgan Fullbright, mfullbright@wcpss.net or Laura Bernhard lbernhard@wcpss.net.  You may also contact the librarians at KHSCD who provide research support for all students, kbehrend@wcpss.net; jkoch@wcpss.net.

    Capstone Diploma

    • Requirements
      • Courses
        • AP Seminar
        • AP Research
        • 4 other AP courses of your choosing
      • Pass all 6 AP exams with a 3 or better

    Research Certificate

    • Requirements
      • Courses
        • AP Seminar
        • AP Research
    • Pass both AP exams with a 3 or better

    FAQs

    1. Do I have to be recommended for these coureses?  Yes. You can talk to your English teacher for a recommendation, or your parents can request you to be in this program as well.
    2. Can I take AP Seminar without doing the entire AP Capstone program?  Yes. AP Seminar is an excellent introductory AP class that will help you in all of your high school/college classes.
    3. What happens if I don't get the diploma? Nothing.  As long as you have done well in the classes, colleges will know that you are better prepared. 
    4. Will I get college credit for this diploma? You will get college credit for all AP exams that you pass with a 3 or better.  The diploma itself is an honor and a distinction but does not earn you additional credit.

What are KHSCD students saying about AP Capstone?

  • "Imagination is the highest form of research." ~ Albert Einstein