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Delaware Valley High School to Offer AP Capstone Diploma Program

Delaware Valley High School is proud to announce the addition of the AP Capstone Diploma Program to their course offerings.  DV is one of approximately 1,800 schools worldwide to implement this advanced placement program.  The AP Capstone Diploma Program focuses on developing student's abilities in areas such as; college-level research, collaboration, and communication; skills crucial for college and career success.  This program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research.

Students who score a 3 or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research as well as on four additional AP Exams of their choosing, earn the AP Capstone Diploma. This signifies outstanding academic achievement and attainment of college-level academic and research skills. Students who score a 3 or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research (but not on four additional AP Exams) earn the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.

"We are very excited to offer our students the chance to engage in this program." said Delaware Valley High School Principal Dr. Brian Blaum.  "The skills they will be developing will set them apart from their peers in higher education.  This program gives our teachers more leeway with curriculum choices, so our students can access more challenging coursework and sharpen their research and presentation skills."

Delaware Valley High School will begin offering AP Seminar in the fall of 2019 to 11th grade students. AP Research will be added in 2020 for students who have successfully completed AP Seminar.  To learn more about these courses, interested students should schedule an appointment with their guidance counselor.