Congratulations to 34 of EMS ISD’s most recent graduates and current seniors for earning an Advanced Placement® (AP®) Capstone Diploma or Research Certificate. To receive this distinguished honor, students must earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar, AP Research, and on four additional AP Exams. The number of EMS ISD recipients has quadrupled since the district first began offering Capstone classes in the 2018-2019 school year. Congratulations to these EMS ISD scholars:
Boswell High School
Chisholm Trail High School
Saginaw High School
“We are proud to recognize the outstanding achievements of students who participated in the AP Capstone Diploma™ program, and we continue to look forward to providing students with opportunities to explore their passions while building college-level academic and collaboration skills,” said Lori Mabry, EMS ISD Advanced Academics Coordinator.
The AP Capstone Diploma program allows students to develop critical thinking, research, and presentation skills, both individually and as a team. Students conduct academic research on topics of personal interest in two interdisciplinary courses: AP Seminar and AP Research.
The College Board Advanced Placement Program gives students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school. A 3 or higher on an AP Exam has multiple benefits for students, including earning college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on AP Exams, saving them time and money. Research shows AP students are better prepared for and more likely to enroll and remain in college, do well in classes, and earn their degrees on time. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams align their high standards.