WEST CHESTER, PA — Laurel Springs School announced it is eligible to offer the AP Capstone™ Diploma Program and is accepting applications for the fall 2022 semester. The advanced diploma program, which provides students an advantage in college applications, requires students to complete consecutive year-long AP courses, AP Seminar and AP Research, in addition to four AP elective classes.
The achievement helps students stand out to colleges, become independent thinkers, develop key academic skills, and more. Laurel Springs is one of three fully-online schools to offer this program.
“The AP Capstone Diploma is highly regarded by colleges and universities for its academic rigor and distinction. It’s a great opportunity for students to stand out on their college applications and explore topics that interest them most,” said Dean of The Academy at Laurel Springs, Cory Plough. “Our limitless learning approach empowers students to follow their passions and discover new opportunities, and the AP Capstone program reinforces our mission as we continue to grow and expand our offerings.”
AP Seminar and AP Research use an interdisciplinary approach to develop critical thinking, research abilities, collaboration, time management, and presentation skills, all of which are important criteria in college admissions. The courses are hands-on and allow students the opportunity to explore subjects of personal interest.
According to the AP-cited research from Crux Research Inc., 85 percent of selective colleges and universities report that a student’s AP experience favorably impacts admission decisions.
Laurel Springs students are among the most highly sought after students by colleges and universities. Among the Laurel Springs Class of 2021, 76 percent of graduates were accepted to the U.S. News and World Report’s Top 50 Colleges and 75 percent scored 3 or higher on AP exams.
The AP Capstone degree is another valued addition to The Academy at Laurel Springs. The rigorous academic program is tailored specifically for students who require a high-powered curriculum coupled with connections to other intellectually curious and like-minded peers from around the world.
- Curriculum: Academy students receive a custom, personalized education built around their interests, passions, and talents to encourage engagement, collaboration and community.
- College Credits: Students will have dual enrollment opportunities to earn college credits.
- College Preparation: Students engage in grade-specific seminar courses and receive support from college counselors to prepare for future college and career goals.
- Student Life: Most Academy students supplement their high school academic resumes with clubs offering leadership, collaboration, and real-world opportunities exploring areas of interest and passion alongside their peers.
Enrollment is underway for AP Seminar courses starting in September 2022. AP Research courses will be available during the 2023 academic year.
For more information please visit www.laurelsprings.com.
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