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AP Capstone Diploma Program at Rudder High


AP Capstone™ is a diploma program based on two yearlong AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research. These courses are designed to complement other AP courses that the AP Capstone student may take. Instead of teaching specific subject knowledge, AP Seminar and AP Research use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the critical thinking, research, collaboration, time management, and presentation skills students need for college-level work. The College Board developed the AP Capstone Diploma program at the request of higher education professionals, who saw a need for a systematic way for high school students to begin mastering these skills before college.



The AP Capstone™ program offers students the opportunity to:

  • engage with rigorous college-level curricula focused on the skills necessary for successful college completion;
  • synthesize information and apply skills in new situations and cross-curricular contexts;
  • collect and analyze information with accuracy and precision;
  • craft, communicate, and defend evidence-based arguments; and
  • practice disciplined and scholarly research skills while exploring topics that appeal to their interests and curiosity


Location and Contact Information

Rudder High School

3251 Austin’s Colony Parkway



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Admissions Procedures

Students can enroll in the Capstone program in their sophomore or junior year.  There is no application required.  During the annual course registration process students just need to inform their counselor that they want to participate in the Capstone program.  Transfers are available to Rudder in order to participate in the AP Capstone program