BHS salutes AP Capstone Diploma recipients

BHS salutes AP Capstone Diploma recipients
Posted on 10/14/2022
Morgan Burden

Bellefontaine High School is proud to be one of approximately 2,200 schools participating in the AP Capstone Diploma program, a project-based learning experience valued by colleges and universities across the U.S. and around the world.

During the 2021-2022 school year, 2 BHS students earned the AP Capstone Diploma and 5 have earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate. The AP Capstone Diploma program is in its third year at BHS and helps students to develop critical thinking, research, collaboration, and presentation skills that are critical to academic success.

“We are very proud of our students who took on the challenge of participating in the AP Capstone Diploma program. These students did not shy away from this academic rigor and we are ecstatic about their success,” said Gifted Coordinator Angie Horvath. “Our AP Capstone students and teachers, Emily Clinehens and Jim Robinson, continue to show extraordinary commitment to a very strenuous program. These meaningful college readiness courses will serve our students well after high school.”

To receive the AP Capstone Diploma, students must earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar, AP Research, and on four additional AP Exams. To receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate, students must earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research. Worldwide, approximately 14,100 students earned the AP Capstone Diploma, and 9,200 earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate. “It’s very exciting for our 7 students to be included in this elite group,” said Horvath.

Unlike traditional AP subject exams with a single end-of-year assessment, AP Seminar and AP Research assessments are project based and evaluate skills mastery through group projects, presentations, and individual essays completed throughout the year. Instead of focusing on one specific academic discipline, AP Seminar and AP Research are interdisciplinary: students are empowered to create research projects based on topics of personal interest and they are assessed on the critical thinking, research, collaboration, time management, and presentation skills needed to complete their projects.

Of the students who participated in the AP Capstone Diploma program at Bellefontaine High School:

Two were awarded the AP Capstone Diploma by earning scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar, AP Research, and on 4 additional AP Exams. They are 2022 graduates Morgan Burden and Milah Hunt.

Five were awarded the AP Seminar and Research Certificate by earning scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research. They are 2022 graduates Liam Harris, Cadence Latimer, Brielle Shultz, Gabby Stolly, and Makayla Young.

Photos: Morgan Burden

Milah Hunt

Liam Harris

Cadence Latimer

Brielle Shultz

Gabby Stolly

Makayla Young

Milah Hunt

Liam Harris

Cadence Latimer

Brielle Shultz

Gabby Stolly

Makayla Young
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