Wakefield High School Class of 2019 to be First to Receive AP Capstone Diploma

The Wakefield High School Class of 2019 will be the first graduating class to be eligible to earn the Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Diploma, which requires students to take the Capstone Program courses—AP Seminar and AP Research—and at least four other AP courses, and earn an exam score of 3 or higher for all six courses. There are 55 seniors that will be eligible for the diploma this year.

Wakefield High School was one of approximately 1,000 schools worldwide to implement the College Board’s AP Capstone program in 2017. AP Capstone is an innovative diploma program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for college success: research, collaboration, and communication. The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research.

“We are incredibly proud of our students eligible to receive a Capstone Diploma, which signifies outstanding achievement and great strides toward attaining college-level academic and research skills,” said Wakefield Principal Dr. Chris Willmore. “Wakefield is committed to continuously challenging our students and encouraging them to explore courses and opportunities that prepare them well for post-graduate success.”