AP Capstone is designed to facilitate the development of the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are necessary to succeed in college courses. It cultivates curious, independent, and collaborative scholars and prepares them to make logical, evidence-based arguments.
The Capstone program offers students two ways of demonstrating their college preparedness. Students successfully completing the program expectations will receive an AP Capstone Diploma upon graduation. This distinction indicates that you have completed college level research and coursework.
Alternatively, students completing only the AP Seminar and AP Research courses will receive an AP Seminar and Research Certificate. The certificate notifies colleges that you have successfully conducted college level research.