AP Capstone Information
Mission High School
To Participate in the College Board’s AP Capstone™ Program
The AP Capstone Diploma Program Focuses on Inquiry, Research, and Writing Skills Crucial for College and Career Success
[Mission, Texas] — Mission High School is one of more than 600 schools worldwide to implement AP Capstone™ — an innovative diploma program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for their future college success: research, collaboration, and communication. The program includes a two-course sequence: AP® Seminar and AP Research. Developed in direct response to feedback from higher education faculty and college admission officers, AP Capstone complements the in-depth, subject-specific rigor of Advanced Placement® courses and exams.
Students who complete AP Seminar and AP Research with scores of 3 or higher, and receive scores of 3 or higher on four AP Exams in subjects of their choosing, will receive the AP Capstone Diploma™. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on the two AP Capstone exams but do not take or earn qualifying scores on four additional AP Exams will receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™.
Mission High School will start AP Seminar in the fall 2016.