AP RESEARCH - 7001
Grade Level: 11-12 No. of Semesters: 2
Optional AP Est Test Fee: $94 Credit: 1-Elective
Prerequisites: AP Seminar and a score of 3 or higher on AP Seminar Exam
AP Research, the second course in the AP Capstone experience, allows students to deeply explore an academic topic, problem, issue, or idea of individual interest. Students design, plan, and implement a year-long investigation to address a research question. Through this inquiry, they further the skills they acquired in the AP Seminar course by learning research methodology, employing ethical research practices, and accessing, analyzing, and synthesizing information. Students reflect on their skill development, document their processes, and curate the artifacts of their scholarly work through a process and reflection portfolio. The course culminates in an academic paper of 4,000-5,000 words (accompanied by a performance, exhibit, or product where applicable) and a presentation with an oral defense. Required for the AP Capstone Diploma program. This course is planned for the 2020-21 school year.