AP Capstone

What is the AP Capstone Diploma Program?

Bishop Dunne is proud to be recognized by College Board as one of the select locations for the AP Capstone Diploma in north Texas.

AP Capstone™ is a diploma program based on two AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research. These yearlong courses focus on developing the critical thinking, research, collaboration, time management, and presentation skills you need for college-level work.

The AP Capstone diploma programs lets students study topics of his/her choosing, in depth, master key skills for college and career and become a stand out student in college applications and career. 

In addition to successful completion of AP Seminar and AP Research, students must also earn a score of 3 or higher on four other AP Exams. Bishop Dunne has dozens of AP courses to choose from across all academic areas.

AP Seminar

In this course, you’ll learn to consider an issue from multiple perspectives, identify credible sources, evaluate strengths and weaknesses of arguments, and make logical, evidence-based recommendations. You’ll investigate a variety of topics through various viewpoints of your choice. During the course, you’ll complete a team project and an individual paper and presentation, as well as take a written end-of-course exam. These components contribute to the overall AP Seminar score. AP Seminar is a prerequisite for AP Research.

AP Research

In AP Research, you’ll explore various research methods and complete an independent research project. Your project can build on a topic, problem, or issue you covered in AP Seminar or on a brand new topic of your own choosing. 

At the end of the project, you’ll submit your academic paper and present and defend your research findings. These components contribute to the overall AP Research score. There is no end-of-course exam. 

Download the AP Capstone information brochure.