ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND THE AP CAPSTONE DIPLOMA
South Stanly High School is the district designated AP
Capstone diploma school.
South Stanly High School ‘s AP Capstone program will provide competitive academic opportunities to students. AP Capstone is built on the foundation of two courses — AP Seminar and AP Research — and is designed to complement and enhance the in-depth, discipline-specific study provided through AP courses.
What is AP Capstone?
AP capstone is a program built on student customization. Students take multiple AP classes in areas of their own interest in conjunction with the required courses of Seminar and Research. Student efforts in the AP Capstone program are rewarded in two possible ways:
- AP Capstone Certificate
- AP Capstone Diploma
-Pass AP Research and submit a capstone research project (usually 11th or 12th grade).
The benefit of AP rigor is many.
- Students have the opportunity to begin working toward college credit by taking AP Courses their freshmen year.
- AP courses are recognized by colleges and universities worldwide as the standard of excellence in academic achievement.
- The Advanced Placement Capstone program fosters the research, argumentation, and communication skills at the core of college readiness.
- Allows students to distinguish themselves to colleges and universities: Students will be able to discuss AP experience on applications and set themselves apart from others.
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Additional information regarding the Capstone Program can be accessed here.
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