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Schools that offer the AP Capstone Diploma program join a network of more than 1,700 schools globally that give participating students the opportunity to develop college-level skills in research, critical thinking, presentation, and team collaboration—areas that are increasingly valued by colleges and universities.
The resources below will help you communicate the value of this diploma program to fellow educators, district and school administrators, students, and parents.
AP Capstone Diploma Program: A Student PerspectiveTwo students share their experiences in the AP Capstone program and explain its benefits: freedom, intellectual challenge, and a chance to develop new academic skills.
Explore Your Interests Through AP Capstone Diploma ProgramAP Capstone students talk about their research projects and the most important thing they learned in the program.
AP Capstone Diploma Program: A Paradigm Shift from Content to SkillsThis overview of the program explains its structure, format, and purpose, with commentary from high school teachers and higher education professionals.
Introducing the AP Capstone Diploma ProgramCollege Board President David Coleman and Trevor Packer, head of the Advanced Placement Program, introduce the AP Capstone Diploma program.
Brochures and Guides
AP Capstone Student Brochure
Handout explaining how the AP Capstone program works and the many ways it can benefit students, including helping them stand out in the college admissions process.
AP Capstone Implementation Guide 2019-20
Primary source of information for implementing the program in your school. Includes guidance for school administrators, AP coordinators, and teachers of AP Capstone courses.
AP Capstone Reference Guide for College Admission
Quick guide listing the top six things college admissions officers should know about the AP Capstone Diploma program as they engage with AP Capstone students and review college applications.