The AP Capstone Program at Mission is intended to provide a solid foundation for students who wish to academically challenge themselves. This two-year program will equip students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges and universities. AP Capstone cultivates curious, independent, and collaborative scholars and prepares students to make logical, evidence-based decisions.
Students admitted into Mission’s AP Capstone Program will take AP Seminar in the 11th grade, followed by AP Research their senior year. Admitted students must also take four additional AP courses, for a total of six AP course for the entire program. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams receive the AP Capstone Diploma.
AP Course Offerings
Advanced Placement (AP) courses emulate college-level work in a high school setting. Students in AP classes pursue an in-depth study of subjects they find particularly fascinating. These challenging stand alone courses require dedication and time. Advanced Placement students are required to take their respective exam(s) in May. Students who pass the AP exam with a qualifying score of 3, 4, or 5 may earn college credit (see university websites for specific rules and regulations regarding college credit).
Advanced Placement Course Offerings Include:
English Language and Composition
Seminar (AP Capstone Program)
Spanish Language (Credit by examination)
Studio Art 2D
Studio Art 3D (optional with 2D)
United States Government
United States History