Notre Dame High School Celebrates Its AP Capstone Diploma Recipients
Over 2,200 schools participated in the AP Capstone Diploma program, a project-based learning experience valued by colleges and universities across the U.S. and around the world.
Sherman Oaks, CA ─ At Notre Dame High School, two students, Nicholas Vizzi ‘22 and Alondra Galvez ‘22, have earned the AP Capstone Diploma.™ The AP Capstone Diploma program helps students develop the critical thinking, research, collaboration, and presentation skills that are critical for academic success.
“We proudly recognize the achievements of students who participated in the AP Capstone Diploma program,” said Alice Cotti, Principal. “Our AP Capstone™ students and teachers showed extraordinary commitment while facing historic challenges. This is a meaningful college readiness program that will serve our students well after high school.”
To receive the AP Capstone Diploma, students must earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar, AP Research, and on four additional AP Exams. Students are increasingly participating in the AP Capstone program. Over 2,200 schools participated in the AP Capstone program worldwide during the 2021-22 school year. Approximately 14,100 students earned the AP Capstone Diploma.
Unlike traditional AP® subject exams with a single end-of-year assessment, AP Seminar and AP Research assessments are project based and evaluate skills mastery through group projects, presentations, and individual essays completed throughout the year.
“I’m thrilled to congratulate these motivated students, who worked hard to earn the AP Capstone Diploma,” said Trevor Packer, head of the Advanced Placement® Program. “These students have enhanced the foundation for their future academic and professional careers by honing their ability to manage long-term projects, collaborate with teams, and deliver effective presentations on topics they’re passionate about.”
The College Board Advanced Placement Program gives students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school. A 3 or higher on an AP Exam has multiple benefits for students, including earning college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on AP Exams, saving them time and money. Research shows AP students are better prepared for and more likely to enroll and remain in college, do well in classes, and earn their degrees on time. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams align with their high standards.
About Notre Dame High School
Notre Dame High School of Los Angeles is a private Catholic secondary school. Founded by Brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1947, Notre Dame has been co-educational since 1983. Located in Sherman Oaks, California, Notre Dame has a diverse community with students from varied cultural and economic backgrounds.