English 10: AP Seminar

An English course taught in the AP Seminar style, English 10: AP Seminar helps students build foundational writing, collaboration, research, and presentation skills.

What Is AP Seminar?

An AP course with no prerequisites, AP Seminar helps a wide range of students develop critical thinking, analytic writing, collaboration, and academic research skills. Schools that choose to offer both English 10: AP Seminar and AP Research can participate in the AP Capstone Diploma™ program.

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Whether your school is still thinking about offering AP Seminar as English 10 or has already committed to the course, a team of content experts is ready to help.  Ask general questions, get pro tips, and learn about the resources available to set you up for success.

Why Offer AP Seminar as English 10

AP Seminar is offered in nearly 3,000 schools, with rapid adoption in grade 10. More than half of current AP Seminar teachers are part of their school’s English department.

The course:

  • Fits with current curriculum and allows for more flexibility to layer in cross-curricular content.
  • Emphasizes evidence-based reading, writing, and speaking.
  • Aligns with NCES English course code standards in several states.
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Case Studies

Learn how these districts and high schools are incorporating AP Seminar as a core course in their English departments.

See How AP Seminar Fits into Your English Sequence

Explore the options for implementing AP Seminar as an English course beginning with grade 9. In states that allow, we recommend using AP Seminar to fulfill English 10 requirements.

​​​​​​Adding AP Seminar has allowed numerous students who did not feel up to the challenge of an AP course to flex their intellectual curiosity in a course that feels more customizable to them and their teachers. AP Seminar is the course where many first-time AP students feel comfortable and more likely to thrive.

Dennis Jutras, Coordinator of Gifted and Advanced Learning, Baltimore City Public Schools 

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AP Seminar

AP Seminar is a foundational course in which students explore the complexities of academic and real-world issues.

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Understanding AP Seminar College Credit Policies

Colleges do not typically award college credit for AP Seminar scores, and when they do, it is most often general elective credit. Instead, AP Seminar is the ideal booster of subsequent AP scores and a powerful indicator of college readiness on a student’s transcript.

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