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Advanced Placement

According to the CollegeBoard, taking AP courses can help give students an advantage as they are preparing for college. AP courses can help students earn college credit, allow students to skip introductory courses in college, and help students stand out to colleges. Additionally, the National Center for Educational Accountability has found that an AP exam score of a 3 or higher is a strong predictor of a student’s ability to persist in college and earn a bachelor’s degree. Randolph has supported the growth of our advanced placement curriculum for more than a decade and recognizes the role that AP courses can have on college and postgraduate readiness.

AP Capstone

Randolph High School was one of the first high schools in the country to offer the AP Capstone program to students. Students who take AP Capstone are academically motivated and are always seeking to improve their reading, writing and research skills. These students submit high quality work at deadlines, exemplify the highest degree of academic and personal integrity and exert a concerted effort to schedule trips and appointments outside of the school day.

AP Capstone equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges. It cultivates curious, independent and collaborative scholars and prepares them to make logical, evidence-based decisions. AP Capstone is comprised of two AP courses — AP Seminar and AP Research — and is designed to complement and enhance the discipline-specific study in other AP courses.

AP Capstone is a two-year commitment that all of our students find worth the investment. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing will receive the AP Capstone Diploma. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research but not on four additional AP Exams will receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.