DSA to Offer the College Board???s AP Capstone Program

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Divine Savior Academy is one of approximately 1,000 schools worldwide to implement AP Capstone??????an innovative diploma program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for college success: research, collaboration, and communication. The program will start on Divine Savior???s Doral campus for the 2017-2018 school year.

The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP?? Seminar and AP Research. Developed in direct response to feedback from higher education faculty and college admission officers, AP Capstone complements the in-depth, subject-specific study of other Advanced Placement?? courses and exams. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on AP Seminar and AP Research assessments and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing will earn the AP Capstone Diploma???. This signifies their outstanding academic achievement and attainment of college-level academic and research skills.

???We are proud to offer AP Capstone, which enables students and teachers to focus on topics of their choice in great depth,??? said Trevor Packer, senior vice president for AP and instruction at the College Board. He adds, ???This provides terrific opportunities for students to develop the ability to write and present their work effectively, individually, and in groups???the very skills college professors want their students to possess.???

By responding to and partnering with the higher education community, the College Board developed AP Capstone so students can practice skills that will serve them well in college and career. Because the program is a result of feedback from education professionals, it is not surprising that several colleges and universities have confirmed their support of the program.

???AP Capstone is a unique program that teaches skills we think are very valuable not only for college but life,??? said John Barnhill, assistant vice president for enrollment management at Florida State University. ???The ability to analyze, to critically think, to present information is really wonderful, and I think both courses do a great job of preparing the student for the rest of their lives.???

With campuses in Doral and Delray Beach, Divine Savior Academy serves students in PreK3-12th grade with college-prep academics in a Christian environment. The school is now accepting enrollments for the 2017-2018 school year. For more information or to schedule a private tour, visit www.DivineSaviorAcademy.com.

Dana Kirchoff
Dana Kirchoff
Dana Kirchoff is the Director of Communications at Divine Savior Academy.