The Advanced Placement (AP) Diploma Pathway encourages students to consider and evaluate multiple points of view to develop their own perspectives on complex topics through inquiry and investigation. The program cultivates curious, independent, and collaborative scholars. AP Diploma Pathway nourishes the development and sharpening of critical and creative thinking skills through its AP Capstone Magnet and STEM AP Capstone Magnet. STEM AP Diploma Magnet is a Science and Technology driven approach to AP Capstone. Students in this program declare a STEM major within the AP Capstone frameworks.

All AP Diploma students are able to earn college credit, stand out in the college application process, and develop key academic skills as they grow to become confident independent thinkers and problem solvers.

Instead of teaching specific subject knowledge, AP Seminar and AP Research use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the critical thinking, research, collaboration, time management, and presentation skills students need for college-level work.

AP SEMINAR

AP Seminar students question, investigate, pose solutions, develop arguments, collaborate, and communicate on “real-world issues”. They develop and strengthen analytic inquiry skills and consider issues from multiple perspectives to evaluate the strength of an argument and make logical fact-based decisions.

AP RESEARCH

AP Research students refine the skills developed in AP Seminar through the understanding of research methodology, ethical research practices, and the analysis and synthesis of information to build, present, and defend an argument. Students design, plan, and conduct a year-long, research-based investigation on a topic of their choice. Through inquiry and investigation, students demonstrate the ability to apply innovative understanding to “real-world issues”.

STEM:AP Capstone - Eligibility and Enrollment Requirements

  • Admission is interest-based only.
  • No teacher recommendation/prerequisites will be required.
  • The application period for the upcoming school year is open from October 1st until January 15th.

In order to reach our student’s academic goals and prepare for future educational experiences, students enrolling in the Magnet program must comply with the following requirements and expectations to remain enrolled:

  • All Magnet students must be enrolled as full-time students.
  • Maintain school attendance per School Board Policy 5200, which states that a student may not accumulate more than ten (10) unexcused absences in an annual course or more than five (5) unexcused absences in a semester course.
  • Violation of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Code of Student Conduct may result in probation or possible immediate exit from the program.
  • Excessive referrals and/or suspensions will result in a behavioral contract, probation, and possible exit at the end of the school year.
  • Students who violate Level III, IV or V of the Code of Student Conduct or have been assigned to an alternative setting will not be allowed to return to the Magnet program.

AP Capstone - Eligibility and Enrollment Requirements

  • A minimum of 2.5 Grade Point Average in each core academic subject area (e.g. language arts, mathematics, science, social studies) for the previous year and the first grading period of the current year combined.
  • A minimum of 2.0 Grade Point Average in conduct for the core academic subject areas (e.g. language arts, mathematics, science, social studies) for the previous year and the first grading period of the current year combined.
  • All effort grades in core academic classes must be a “2” or higher for the previous year and the first grading period of the current year combined.
  • No more than 10 unexcused absences for the previous year and 5 unexcused absences for the first semester of the current year.
  • May require that Physical Science Honors and Algebra I Honors be completed and received credit before the applying school year begins. Proof of course enrollment or completion must be submitted by January 15th.
  • No teacher recommendation will be required.
  • The application period for the upcoming school year is open from October 1st, 2018 until January 15th.

In order to reach our student’s academic goals and prepare for future educational experiences, students enrolling in the Magnet program must comply with the following requirements and expectations to remain enrolled:

  • All Magnet students must be enrolled as full-time students.
  • Maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher in all Magnet courses and a 2.5 overall in all core courses each year. A final grade of “F” (Magnet and core courses) may result in exiting the program at the end of the school year.
  • Maintain a minimum of a 2 in effort for Magnet and core courses. An effort grade of 3 may contribute to a student being placed on probation or exited at the end of the school year.
  • Maintain a conduct grade of “C” or higher in all Magnet and core courses each year.
  • Maintain school attendance per School Board Policy 5200, which states that a student may not accumulate more than ten (10) unexcused absences in an annual course or more than five (5) unexcused absences in a semester course.
  • Violation of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Code of Student Conduct may result in probation or possible immediate exit from the program.
  • Excessive referrals and/or suspensions will result in a behavioral contract, probation, and possible exit at the end of the school year.
  • Students who violate Level III, IV or V of the Code of Student Conduct or have been assigned to an alternative setting will not be allowed to return to the Magnet program.

 

 

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