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ap capstone

Student must successfully complete six (6) or more Advanced Placement courses and score 3 or better on those AP exams.

AP Seminar and AP Research are required for all AP Capstone students and count as two of their six courses.

Credit Details


  • English (4 credits)
  • Math (4 credits)

Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II & additional math class

  • Science (3 credits)

Biology, Physical Science & additional science

  • Social Studies (3 credits)

World History, American History, Government & Economics

  • Fine Art / Practical Art (1 credit)
  • Physical Education (1 credit)
  • Modern Languages (2 credits)

Two years of the same language

  • AP Capstone Courses (2 credits)

AP Seminar & AP Research

  • Elective Courses (2 credits)
College Board AP Capstone Overview

AP Capstone™ is a College Board program that equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges. It cultivates curious, independent, and collaborative scholars and prepares them to make logical, evidence-based decisions.

AP Capstone is comprised of two AP courses — AP Seminar and AP Research — and is designed to compliment and enhance the discipline-specific study in other AP courses. Participating schools can use the AP Capstone program to provide unique research opportunities for current AP students, or to expand access to AP by encouraging students to master the argument-based writing skills that the AP Capstone program develops.

In addition to these two required courses, students will complete a minimum of four (4) additional Advanced Placement courses to complete the Capstone Diploma Designation at Red Mountain HS.