Is the AP Capstone Program Worth It?
Last week we outlined the curricular structure of AP Capstone, a new diploma program from the College Board that will be adopted by a handful of schools nationwide in fall 2014. In today’s blog, we discuss the impact this new program may have on your child’s high school plan and college applications.
In order to be competitive at the most selective colleges and universities in the United States, high school students will want to demonstrate strong academic performance in either the Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate programs. This should come as no surprise to sophomores and juniors who are in the process of making their course selections for the coming year. But how should a student respond to the new AP Capstone offerings?