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AP Capstone (Advanced Placement Diploma)

What is AP Capstone?

  • AP Capstone is an innovative program that equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communications skills valued by colleges.

  • AP Capstone cultivates curious, independent, and collaborative scholars and prepares them to make logical, evidence-based decisions.

  • AP Capstone was developed in response to feedback from high education. The core of the AP Capstone program is the Seminar and Reseach class.​

  • Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choice will receive the AP Capstone Diploma.

  • Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research will receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.

Why are we implementing AP Capstone at Stadium?

  • Stadium has a rich tradition of valuing academic excellence which has been driven by its offering of Advanced Placement courses in over 12 subject areas.

  • Stadium has believed that the rigor of AP will prepare students for their future beyond high school.

  • The AP Capstone diploma is recognition of the culmination of students challenging themselves academically.
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What does AP Capstone look like at Stadium High School?

AP Capstone Diploma Layout

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What are the benefits of AP Capstone?

  • Fosters the research, argumentation, and communication skills that are at the core of college readiness and essential for life-long learning.

  • It offers a unique learning environment where students research a subject of their own choosing.

  • It offers students a unique opportunity to distinguish themselves to colleges and universities.
For more information, check out the AP Capstone Overview on College Board's website​.