St. Andrew’s College offers students the challenge of the innovative AP Capstone program, which combines the exploration of themes and ideas through dialogue with research and writing.
Over the course of two years, qualified senior students engage in collaborative learning to develop critical thinking, analytical research, problem solving, and communication skills through interdisciplinary learning. This challenging program allows students to question, understand, evaluate arguments and credibility of sources, and synthesize perspectives in a collaborative manner. The benefits include application of these skills across the curriculum, allowing them to deepen their passion for learning and amass a broader awareness and appreciation of the world around them.
By the end of the program, students evolve into scholars ready for the rigours of university-level academia.
Obtaining the AP Capstone Diploma
Students are capable of earning the AP Capstone Diploma or an AP Seminar & Research Certificate.
In order to earn the diploma, the student must score 3 or higher in both the AP Capstone courses and on four additional AP exams of their choosing. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in both of the AP Capstone courses but not on the four additional AP exams will receive the AP Seminar & Research Certificate, signifying successful performances in those courses.