This coming Fall, Bishop Mora Salesian High School will implement the AP Capstone Diploma program―an innovative program that allows students to develop the skills essential for college success, such as research, collaboration, and communication. The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research.
In AP Seminar, taken in 10th or 11th grade, students choose and evaluate complex topics through multiple lenses; identify credibility and bias in sources; and develop arguments in support of a recommendation. AP Seminar is a project-based learning course. Official AP Seminar assessments include research reports, written arguments, and presentations completed during the academic year. Students complete the course by taking an end-of-course written exam in May.