Heritage has been selected by the College Board to be the first school in Colorado to incorporate the AP Capstone Diploma Program. This program is built on the foundation of two AP courses -- AP Seminar and AP Research -- and is designed to complement and enhance the in-depth, discipline-specific study experienced in other AP courses. It cultivates curious, independent and collaborative scholars and prepares them to make logical and evidence-based decisions.
In AP Seminar, students will investigate real-world issues from multiple perspectives, gathering and analyzing information from various sources in order to develop credible and valid evidence-based arguments. The AP Seminar class will be offered during the 2015-2016 school year.
In AP Research, taken after AP seminar, students will cultivate the skills and discipline necessary to conduct independent research in a field of their choice in order to produce and defend a scholarly academic thesis. The AP Research class will not be available until Fall 2016 and will take the place of our current Science Research Course.
Students who earn scores of three or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP exams of their choosing will receive the AP Capstone Diploma issued by AP. Students who earn scores of three or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research, without the additional scores on four AP exams, will receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate issued by AP. Both signify the attainment of college-level academic and research skills.
For more information about the specific courses, please check out the AP Capstone information in the Prospector Course Guide or read this document.
To view a College Board video about the AP Capstone program, click here.
To view a student brochure about the program, click here.
If you have specific questions about the Heritage AP Capstone Program, please contact either Principal Stacey Riendeau at firstname.lastname@example.org or Assistant Principal David Heimer at email@example.com.