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AP Capstone Diploma

Northwood Academy is one of around 2,000 schools worldwide approved to offer the College Board® internationally recognized AP Capstone Diploma™. 

Here’s how the College Board describes the program: “AP Capstone™ is a diploma program based on two yearlong AP® courses: AP® Seminar and AP® Research. These courses are designed to complement other AP® courses that the AP Capstone™ student may take. 

Instead of teaching specific subject knowledge, AP® Seminar and AP® Research use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the critical thinking, research, collaboration, time management, and presentation skills students need for college-level work.” 

Our AP Capstone Diploma™ is anchored with the following Advanced Placement® courses.  Students would be required to take the following AP® courses.

• AP® Seminar (11th grade-required)
• AP® Research (12th grade-required)
• AP® English Literature (12th grade-required)

In addition to the required Advanced Placement® courses, a student must complete at least 3 additional AP® courses offered at Northwood Academy.

• AP® World History
• AP® English Language and Composition
• AP® US History
• AP® Biology
• AP® Chemistry
• AP® Computer Science
• AP® U.S. Government and Politics
• AP® Calculus

Upon graduation, students earning an AP Capstone Diploma™ would have taken 6 or more AP® courses, earning a score of 3 or higher in each course.|

This is an elite academic program that prepares students for the highest levels of academic achievement after high school. 

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