Note: The following information and resources are for AP Seminar teachers at participating AP CapstoneTM schools. In order to offer AP Seminar, schools must apply through the AP Program to participate and teachers must attend mandatory training. For more information, visit the AP Capstone section of Advances in AP.
Welcome, AP Teachers! AP Seminar is a year-long course that has students investigate real-world issues from multiple perspectives. Students learn to synthesize information from different sources, develop their own lines of reasoning in research-based written essays, and design and deliver oral and visual presentations, both individually and as part of a team.
Essential Course Resources
This is the core document for this course. It clearly lays out the course content and describes the exam and AP Program in general.
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The two-page Course Overview (.pdf/1.17MB) provides a succinct description of the course.
The FAQ answers commonly asked questions about the course and exam.
The 2016-17 AP Capstone Implementation Guide is the primary source of information for implementing the program in your school. It includes details about the AP Course Audit process, your role during the completion of performance tasks, and the scoring of student work.
Visit AP Capstone Policies for detailed information about Capstone program policies.
The Teacher Community allows you to discuss teaching strategies, share resources, and connect with other educators.
Essential Exam Resources
The Assessment Overview page describes the components of the course and the performance tasks.
Access online score reports for your students.
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Learn about the AP Digital Portfolio.
AP Course Audit Information
The AP Course Audit provides teachers and administrators with clear guidelines on curricular and resource requirements. All schools wishing to label a course "AP" must submit a subject-specific AP Course Audit form and the course syllabus for each teacher of that AP course. Your course page has resources to support syllabus development.
Professional development is required for all AP Seminar and AP Research instructors. Teachers must complete curricular training prior to the first year of teaching each course. In addition, teachers must complete assessment scoring training during the first year of teaching each course.
The Teacher Community lets you share resources and teaching strategies with fellow educators.
The AP Seminar Student page has valuable information and resources for your students.
College Board Store
Find publications, released exams, lab manuals, and more supporting AP courses in the College Board Store.
AP and Higher Education
Higher Education professionals play a key role developing AP courses and exams, setting credit and placement policies, and scoring student work. The AP Higher Ed site features information on recruitment and admission, advising and placement, and more.
Meet the current Development Committee for AP Seminar.