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Welcome to Oakleaf High School's Advanced Placement (AP) Page. Here you will find information on the AP Program, the AP Capstone Diploma, courses and academic tracks available, and contact information.
What are AP courses?
The Advanced Placement Program was established in 1955. It is an initiative offered by the College Board that allows students the opportunity to experience first-year college-level courses while still in high school.
Should students successfully complete the course and pass the subject AP Exam at the end of the year, they may earn college credit and placement (always check with individual colleges and universities as to their requirements). There are courses available in the humanities, science, mathematics, social sciences, and the arts.
What is AP Capstone?
AP Capstone is a a diploma program offered
by the College Board. AP Capstone Diploma
students must earn a 3 or higher in four AP
courses of their choosing and must successfully
complete the two-year sequence of AP Seminar and AP Research.
If students earn a 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research but not on four additional AP exams they will receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.
By participating in AP Capstone, students stand out further in college and scholarship applications, learn academic skills across disciplines, develop analytical reasoning skills, and earn college credit.
Links, Documents, and Articles
- AP College Board Web Page
- AP Capstone Web Page
- AP Capstone Educator Brochure
- AP Capstone Description
- The Easy Way to Chose the Right AP Class for You -- Article
- Why AP Classes are Worth it Even if Students Fail -- Article
- Failing the AP Physics Exam Changed My Life -- Confronting My Own Perfectionism -- Article
Explore these AP Opportunities
Mr. Thomas Webber
AP Physics Instructor
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