AP Capstone Program

  • Brandywine High School is proud to be an approved AP Capstone™ school, one of the few in Delaware to reach this designation.   AP Capstone is a diploma program based on two yearlong AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research. These courses are designed to complement other AP courses that the AP Capstone student may take.  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.  The College Board developed the AP Capstone Diploma program at the request of higher education professionals, who saw a need for a systematic way for high school students to begin mastering these skills before college.  In order to earn the AP Capstone Diploma, students must score 3 or higher in AP Seminar, AP Research, and four additional AP exams of their choosing. 


     

    May 13, 2021

    As of May 12, College Board records show that we have 86 student(s) at Brandywine High School who need to complete required exam setup for one or more digital AP® Exams within the next week. Exam setup is a critical, time-sensitive step that loads your specific exam onto your BSD Chromebook. If you don't complete exam setup before exam day, you may not be able to test. You’ll receive a reminder directly from College Board when exam setup opens for each of your digital exams.

    If you are taking any digital exams and haven't done this yet, download the app right away and follow the installation instructions. Then Login to make sure the download is complete. Exam setup opens three calendar days (not school days) before each digital exam and must be completed no later than the day before the exam. Here is a chart to help you know when you need to do each step depending on the Digital exam(s) you are taking:

    Course Name

    Week 1 Digital AP Exams

    Date Setup Opens

    Date Setup Must Be Completed

    Computer Science A
    English Literature and Composition

    Tuesday, May 18

    Saturday, May 15

    Monday, May 17

    United States History

    Wednesday, May 19

    Sunday, May 16

    Tuesday, May 18

    Psychology
    United States Government & Politics
    World History: Modern

    Thursday, May 20

    Monday, May 17

    Wednesday, May 19

    Please please please (yes, that's 3 separate please's) let your AP teacher or me know if you have any difficulty with this process.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    November 10, 2020

     

    Dear AP Students and Parents:

    Committing to taking an AP class is a proud and serious decision which exposes students to the rigor and depth of knowledge required to show potential for success in collegiate coursework. Each AP class has a suite of tools and resources provided by the College Board through the student’s My AP Classroom account. Students get personalized feedback through digital tools that provide support, and teachers are able to track student performance throughout the year. In the spring, students will take AP Exams from May 3-14, 2021 with scores available in July. Students were given “join codes” for each of their AP courses in September to connect to their classes and access these resources, as well as to indicate their decision to take the AP exam in May or not. Students needed to indicate their intention to test in their My AP Classroom account by November 4th. 

     

    The exam fee and the fee reduction changes for the 2020-21 school year are outlined below, and the College Board is waiving the cancelation fee for unused exams for this year only. At Brandywine High School, students and parents are encouraged to fill out both a Meal Benefit Form and the Free/Reduced Parental Consent Form, which allows us to verify whether or not a student qualifies for a fee reduction for AP exams (as well as SAT, ACT, and NCAA account fees, as applicable). This process was done in September; however, forms are still available on the Brandywine High School website and in the BHS AP Student Group on Schoology. If a student qualifies for free/reduced lunch or participates in the AVID program, they will pay a reduced rate. Any late order fees will apply to all students who wish to register for an exam after November 10th, and those fees will be charged to the student as an obligation if left unpaid.

     

    Type of Fee

    Description

    Cost per Exam

    On-Time Order

    Exam ordered by 11/13

    $95 for most exams

    $143 for AP Seminar or AP Research

    Fee Reduction

    Exams ordered by 11/13 for students who qualify for a reduced fee

    $5 per exam including AP Seminar or AP Research

    Late Order

    Exam ordered between 11/14 and 3/12/21

    $40 late fee per exam plus the cost of the exam:

    $95 per exam

    $143 for AP Seminar or AP Research

    $5 per exam for those who qualify

    Unused/Canceled Exam

    Exam canceled or not taken (student is a no show)

    There will be no cancelation fees charged in the 2020-21 school year

     

    This year, payments can be made electronically or in person:

     

    Electronic Payments
    Anytime from 11/12 - 11/19

    In-Person Payment Options
    Monday through Friday 7:00am-2:00pm from 11/12 - 11/19

    Click the link on the Brandywine High School website for Online Payment Portal for AP Exams or click here: https://www.velocitypayment.com/client/delaware/brandywineschooldistrict/bhs/index.html

    *This system accepts MasterCard or Visa. Please add all exam titles in Description when making an electronic payment

    Cash 

    A singular personal check in the total amount for all students in the household made out to “BHS AP”

    Money Order made out to “BHS AP”

     

    If you wish to learn more about AP, you may visit the College Board website at: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/ or you can email apexams@info.collegeboard.org

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Lisa Street

     

    Lisa Street, M.Ed.

    Department Chair of School Counseling

    College Board Testing Coordinator

    Phone: 302-479-1609

    Fax: 302-479-2619

    Email: Lisa.Street@bsd.k12.de.us

    Website: www.brandywineschools.org/brandywine 

     

     

AP Capstone