The AP Research course will allow students to design, plan, and conduct a year-long investigation on a topic of their choosing with support from experts at the university level or in the community. Students will build on the skills learned in the AP Seminar course by using research methodology; em- ploying ethical research practices; and accessing, analyzing, and synthesizing information to present an argument in an academic thesis paper. At the end of the course, students will present and orally defend their own scholarly academic research.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of AP Seminar AND completion of/or concurrent enrollment in two or more AP content courses
Note: This course is a required component of the AP Capstone SES has been selected to offer this innovative diploma program that allows advanced placement students to develop skills for college success. The program includes a two-course sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research. 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 from grades 9-12, will receive the AP Capstone Diploma(TM). 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(TM).