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Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles

Two Programs - English and French Curriculums
Students of ALL levels of English and French are welcome


College Board AP Capstone

Hitting Their Mark

Le Lycée is one of more than 1,100+ schools world-wide to implement AP Capstone™ ─ an innovative program that allows students to engage in the rigorous development of skills critical for success in college inquiry, research, collaboration, and writing. The program includes a two-course sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research and was developed in response to feedback from higher education. AP Capstone™ complements the in-depth, subject-specific rigor of AP courses and exams.

The AP Seminar course, typically taken in 10th or 11th grade, equips students with the power to explore academic and real-world issues through an interdisciplinary format and consider multiple points of view. Through a variety of materials students are challenged to explore complex questions, evaluate opposing viewpoints, develop, communicate, and defend their own opinion.

The subsequent AP Research course, allows students to design, plan, and conduct a year-long mentored investigation on a topic of their choosing. They build on the skills learned in the AP Seminar course by using research methodology, employing ethical research practices, analyzing, and synthesizing information to present and defend an argument.

Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on the AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, and scores of 3 or higher on four AP Exams of their choosing will receive the AP Capstone Diploma™. Students who earn qualifying scores on the two AP Capstone exams but do not take or earn qualifying scores on four additional AP Exams will earn the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™.