Coming in 2014: College Board launches AP Capstone
Lost in all the craziness of the announced changes to the new SAT is important curricular news from the same organization. In fall 2014, College Board will add AP Capstone, a new diploma program designed to engage students in scholarly rigor through two year-long courses: AP Seminar and AP Research.
In short, AP Capstone is meant to prepare students for the rigorous experience of college academics. Students who choose to enroll in the AP Capstone program will begin with AP Seminar as tenth or eleventh graders. In this course, they will be asked to work collaboratively, think critically, and develop arguments to solve two real-world issues, examined over the course of the academic year.