AP (ADVANCED PLACEMENT) PROGRAM
AP Capstone Diploma Program
AP Capstone is the College Board’s new diploma program, which signifies you completed a specific set of requirements in high school to earn an advanced diploma. (This is in addition to your basic high school diploma.)AP Capstone is built on the foundation of a new, two-year High School course sequence — AP Seminar and AP Research — and is designed to complement and enhance the in-depth, discipline-specific study provided through AP courses. It cultivates curious, independent, and collaborative scholars and prepares them to make evidence-based decisions.
HCSS has offered AP Capstone Diploma program to all high school students.
AP Courses offered in 2021-22
AP Langauge Literature
AP Calculus AB
AP Computer Science
AP Environmental Science
AP US History
AP World History
AP Human Geography
Ready for Challenge
By deciding to take an AP course, a student lets colleges and universities know that s/he has what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate environment. AP courses signal to admissions officers that you’ve undertaken the most rigorous classes your high school has to offer. Admissions teams see that you have challenged yourself with college-level coursework and expectations and have refined your skills to meet those expectations. In the increasingly competitive admissions process, this knowledge can be very valuable.
DUAL CREDIT PROGRAM
Through partnerships with local colleges and universities, eligible HCSS students may enroll in courses at participating institutions and apply college credit to their high school diploma and a post-secondary degree.
In addition to earning these “dual credits” (early college credits), students will experience their first taste of attending college while still in high school. They may reduce the long-term cost of attaining their post-secondary degree.