Benefits of AP Capstone
- Fosters the research, argumentation, and communication skills at the core of college readiness and lifelong learning.
- Provides a setting to build on the knowledge and rigorous coursework of AP in an interdisciplinary format.
- Lets students show colleges that they’ve challenged themselves academically and also illustrate their passion and interest in specific research topics.
- Makes students self-confident, independent thinkers prepared for higher education.
- Allows high schools to differentiate themselves by implementing a challenging program.
- Lets teachers improve their teaching skills in a student-centered classroom environment.
- Offers a flexible curricular content model with room for creativity and student input.
- Offers an implementation model schools can customize for scheduling demands, curricular structures, or state and local requirements.
- Builds professional excellence in a weeklong, collaborative professional development institute.
- Helps high school students gain research, collaboration, and communication skills essential for college and for today’s complex and interconnected world.
- Identifies students with the research, writing, and collaboration skills necessary to complete college.
- Identifies students able to articulate their passion and interests in specific research topics.
- Provides consistent, externally validated measures of student ability.
- Demonstrates student research and writing ability through a 4,000–5,000-word scholarly research paper.
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