Ramona Convent to Participate in the College Board’s AP Capstone Program
Ramona Convent is one of only three Catholic high schools in the Los Angeles area to be selected by the College Board to implement AP Capstone—an innovative diploma program that encourages students to develop skills that matter for college and life—research, collaboration, and communication.
According to Principal Mary E. Mansell, “In the past three years, the College Board has recognized 95 Ramona students as AP Scholars, AP Scholars with Honor, AP Scholars with Distinction, and AP National Scholars. The innovative approach of the AP Capstone program complements our strong AP program by giving our students the opportunity to delve into their interests and passions in depth. Thorough interdisciplinary, independent research, students will sharpen the critical reading, writing, and thinking skills required for success in college.”
The AP Capstone program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP Seminar, which will be offered at Ramona Convent beginning in fall 2017, and AP Research, which will be added to the curriculum the following year. These courses complement the in-depth, subject-specific study of the 27 AP and Honors courses already part of the Ramona curriculum.
Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on the AP Seminar and AP Research assessments as well as on four additional AP exams of their choosing will earn the AP Capstone Diploma. This signifies their outstanding academic achievement and attainment of college-level academic and research skills.
Ramona is a welcoming Catholic college-prep high school for girls in grades 9-12. Ramona graduates face the future with an extraordinary education, a global vision fueled by Catholic values, an independent spirit, confident leadership skills, the support of their Ramona sisters, and the strength of a legacy of more than 125 years of excellence. https://www.ramonaconvent.org/