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AP Capstone Seminar

The Advanced Placement Seminar course will equip students with the power to explore academic and real-world issues from multiple perspectives. Through a variety of materials — from articles and research studies to foundational and philosophical texts — students will be challenged to explore complex questions; understand and evaluate opposing viewpoints; interpret and synthesize information; and develop, communicate, and defend evidence-based arguments. At SES, the theme of our seminar study will be leadership. Students will be assessed through both an individual project and a team project completed during the year and a year-end written exam.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, at least one AP content course

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).

  • Honors/AP