2020-21 HS Course Selection Guide - ADVANCED PLACEMENT CAPSTONE
Advanced Placement Capstone Courses
Year 1: AP Seminar (10, 11) 1 credit
AP Seminar is a year-long course that has students investigate real-world issues from multiple perspectives. Students learn to synthesize information from different sources, develop their own lines of reasoning in research-based written essays, and design and deliver oral and visual presentations, both individually and as part of a team. Students will be assessed on a group presentation, individual paper, and written exam.
Year 2: AP Research (11, 12) 1 credit
AP Research allows students to deeply explore an academic topic, problem, or issue of individual interest. Through this exploration, students design, plan, and conduct a year-long research-based investigation to address a research question. The course culminates in an academic paper of 4000-5000 words (accompanied by a performance or exhibition of product where applicable) and a presentation with an oral defense.
Students will be assigned a lead advisor for their Research year, but will also have the ability to seek out experts in the specific field of their research to serve on their 3-person advisory panel.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of AP Seminar