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AP Capstone

What is the AP Capstone Program?

Ramona Convent is one of only three Catholic high schools in the Los Angeles area selected by the College Board to implement AP Capstone—an innovative diploma program that encourages students to develop skills that matter for college and life—research, collaboration, and communication.

The AP Capstone program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP Seminar, which will be offered at Ramona Convent beginning in fall 2017, and AP Research, which will be added to the curriculum the following year. These courses complement the in-depth, subject-specific rigor of the 27 AP and Honors courses already part of the Ramona curriculum.

“The innovative approach of the AP Capstone Program complements our strong AP curriculum by offering our Ramona students the opportunity to delve into their passions.Thorough interdisciplinary, independent research on a topic of their choice, students sharpen the critical reading, writing, and thinking skills required for success in college and beyond.”Mary E. Mansell, Principal

Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on the AP Seminar and AP Research assessments as well as on four additional AP exams will earn the AP Capstone Diploma. This signifies their outstanding academic achievement and attainment of college-level academic and research skills.

Advanced Placement Courses Offered at Ramona
AP Seminar
AP Research
AP English Language
AP English Literature
AP French Language and Culture
AP Mandarin Chinese
AP Studio Art
AP Music Theory
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
AP European History
AP United States History
AP Government
AP Psychology
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
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