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AP Capstone

AP Capstone Diploma Program


The AP Capstone Diploma Program is a diploma program from the College Board©.  The program is based on two year-long Advanced Placement courses: AP Seminar and AP Research.  Rather than teaching subject-specific content, these courses develop students’ skills in research, analysis, evidence-based arguments, collaboration, writing, and presenting. Students who complete the two-year program can earn one of two different AP Capstone awards, which are valued by colleges across the United States and around the world. A student may also earn a certificate through the AP Capstone program.  



Participating in AP Capstone can help students:

  • Stand out to colleges in the application process.
  • Develop key academic skills they’ll use in college and beyond.
  • Become self-confident, independent thinkers and problem solvers.
  • Earn college credit: Many colleges offer credit for qualifying scores. 


AP Capstone Curriculum