Advanced Academic Programs


Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations. The AP curriculum for each of the various subjects is created for the College Board by a panel of experts and college-level educators in that field of study. For a high school course to have the AP designation, the course must be audited by the College Board to ascertain that it satisfies the AP curriculum. If the course is approved, the school may use the AP designation and the course will be publicly listed on the AP Course Ledger.

AP courses are taught by highly qualified M-DCPS high school teachers who use the AP Course Descriptions to guide them. The course descriptions outline the course content, describe the curricular goals of the subject, and provide sample exam questions. While the course descriptions are a significant source of information about the course content on which the AP Exams will be based, AP teachers have the flexibility to determine how this content is presented.

Every year, thousands of M-DCPS students enroll in one or more of the 38 different AP course offerings. Every high school in M-DCPS offers AP courses for all of their students grades 9-12.

The AP Capstone Program is a diploma program from the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program that equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges. AP Capstone consists of two new AP courses, AP Seminar and AP Research.

The College Board designed the AP Capstone diploma program in response to colleges' and universities' need to identify students who have challenged themselves with a rigorous academic program and who can arrive on campus with the critical skills increasingly valued by colleges and beyond – independent research, collaborative teamwork, communication, and analytical writing.

The following high schools in Miami-Dade County offer the AP Capstone Diploma for students who enroll and successfully complete AP Seminar, AP Research, and four (4) additional AP Courses.

1. Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School
2. Barbara Goleman Senior High School
3. Booker T. Washington Senior High School
4. Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School
5. Felix Varela Senior High School
6. Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School
7. Hialeah Senior High School
8. Homestead Senior High School
9. International Studies Preparatory Academy
10. Jose Marti MAST 6-12 Academy
11. Medical Academy for Science & Technology (MAST @ Homestead)
12. Miami Carol City Senior High School
13. Miami Central Senior High School
14. Miami Coral Park Senior High School
15. Miami Jackson Senior High School
16. Miami Northwestern Senior High School
17. Miami Palmetto Senior High School
18. Miami Senior High School
19. Miami Southridge Senior High School
20. Miami Sunset Senior High School
21. North Miami Beach Senior High School
22. Robert Morgan Educational Center
23. Southwest Senior High School
24. TERRA Environmental Research Institute
25. Westland Hialeah Senior High School
26. William Turner Technical and Arts High School


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