PMHS AP Capstone
Welcome to AP Capstone with Mrs. Gatz and Mr. Carpluk!
AP Seminar is the first year of an innovative diploma program called AP Capstone that equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges and designed to complement and enhance in-depth, discipline specific study in other AP courses. In AP Seminar, students investigate real-world issues from multiple perspectives, gathering and analyzing information from various sources in order to develop credible and valid evidence-based arguments. In AP Research, qualified students from year one cultivate the skills and discipline necessary to conduct independent research and inquiry in order to produce and defend their scholarly work.
Capstone is organized around 5 big ideas:
1. Question and Explore
2. Understand and Analyze Arguments
3. Evaluate Multiple Perspectives
4. Synthesize Ideas
5. Team, Transform, and Transmit