AP Capstone Program

AP Capstone Diploma Benefits:
Students in AP Research will further develop the research skills and practices learned in AP Seminar while examining a topic or issue of individual interest. Students conduct a research-based study, culminating in a 5,000 word paper. Using appropriate multimedia tools, students present and defend their research to a panel.
Students benefit from flexibility of the AP Capstone Program. Each student chooses his/her own course of AP elective studies, allowing the student to determine the focus of the AP Seminar experience.

Dover High School currently offers the following AP courses:

STEM
Calculus BC
Statistics
Physics I
Physics C: Mechanics
Environmental Science

World Languages
Spanish Language & Culture
Spanish Literature & Culture

History/Social Sciences
United States History
World History
Government & Politics
Psychology

English
English Language & Composition
English Literature & Composition

The Dover Public School District is very proud to announce that Dover High School has been selected to participate in the prestigious Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Diploma Program. Offered by the College Board, the AP Capstone Program allows students to develop college-readiness skills through two new Advanced Placement courses, AP Seminar and AP Research. Taken in concert with AP content area courses, students develop strong research, collaboration and communication skills transferable to college and careers. Students who successfully complete AP Seminar and AP Research and achieve scores of 3 or higher on 4 or more AP exams will receive the AP Capstone Diploma.
Currently, there are only twelve high schools in New Jersey that are offering the AP Capstone Program. School participation is by application only. Dover High School was successful in demonstrating to the College Board that the implementation of the AP Capstone program would be concomitant with the existing Dover Public School District Goal to increase student technology skills and overall student achievement by developing and implementing student-centered lessons that effectively infuse
Fostering 21st Century Skills – iPads, iTunes U and iWork Collaboration technology and address higher-order thinking skills. In particular, the AP framework of Team, Transform and
AP Seminar, which will be offered Sophomore year to students enrolled in AP US History, stresses student teamwork and collaboration as teams identify, research and analyze an issue. Each team member brings her/his individual findings and perspectives to the group. The team collaborates to determine solutions or resolutions and creates a team multimedia presentation and oral defense.
Students at Dover High School will be uniquely prepared to engage in this advanced coursework through the continued use of school-issued iPads. Courses are created in iTunes U allowing the instructor to create, plan and post course materials using a variety of engaging materials. Courses are available 24/7 on the iPad. Assignments can be updated and shared with the class instantaneously and students can turn in assignments directly through iTunes U.
New this past September, iWork Collaboration gives teams the ability to create and update Keynote presentations, Numbers spreadsheets and Pages documents in real-time. Students can contribute to, and edit, a single document individually at any time. Teachers have the ability to assign groups and oversee the work being done, providing necessary mentorship.
The Dover High School iPad program supports and encourages student acquisition of the vital teamwork, research and analysis skills necessary for college and beyond. Transmit seems to be made for technology integration at the transformative level of the district-adopted model of technology integration, as students collaborate and choose a medium through which to present research and receive feedback. Both the district technology model and the AP Capstone coursework support the development of skills and knowledge essential for success in college and careers.

AP Seminar, which will be offered Sophomore year to students enrolled in AP US History, stresses student teamwork and collaboration as teams identify, research and analyze an issue. Each team member brings her/his individual findings and perspectives to the group. The team collaborates to determine solutions or resolutions and creates a team multimedia presentation and oral defense.
Students at Dover High School will be uniquely prepared to engage in this advanced coursework through the continued use of school-issued iPads. Courses are created in iTunes U allowing the instructor to create, plan and post course materials using a variety of engaging materials. Courses are available 24/7 on the iPad. Assignments can be updated and shared with the class instantaneously and students can turn in assignments directly through iTunes U.
New this past September, iWork Collaboration gives teams the ability to create and update Keynote presentations, Numbers spreadsheets and Pages documents in real-time. Students can contribute to, and edit, a single document individually at any time. Teachers have the ability to assign groups and oversee the work being done, providing necessary mentorship.
The Dover High School iPad program supports and encourages student acquisition of the vital teamwork, research and analysis skills necessary for college and beyond.