AP Capstone Program

St. Joseph Hill Academy High School is always investing in the future of our students. Hill's mission to educate and empower young women to become independent thinkers ready to face society's challenges led us to introduce the AP Capstone Program in the 2022-2023 school year. 
The AP Capstone Program is in its second year and provides EVERY Hill student with the opportunity to take an AP course for college credit. All sophomores have the opportunity to obtain AP credits through the first part of the AP Capstone Program: AP Seminar. This is an interdisciplinary program that encourages students to demonstrate critical thinking, collaboration and academic research skills on the topics of their choosing. Students will then have the opportunity to enroll in AP Research in junior year, which will provide them with the chance to earn an AP Capstone Certificate or an AP Capstone Diploma. 
The reality of this Program is that it equips students with essential skills that will shape them for the rest of their lives: skills in research, analysis, evidence-based arguments, collaborating, writing, and public speaking. It can also greatly help students with the skills they need to stand out to colleges. 
Catch a glimpse of how the AP Capstone Program was started through this short video featuring our esteemed faculty member, Ms. Kristin Sherwood, and Hilltopper, Sabrina Velovic '24, shot in our beautifully renovated Sr. Ernestine Jeck, FDC High School Library and Learning Commons by alumna Athina Sonitis '19.