Chamblee Charter High School tabbed as first DCSD school in AP Capstone Program.

Students at Chamblee Charter High School will soon know how to gather information, work as a team, and write at a scholarly level thanks to their participation in a prestigious diploma program.

Students at Chamblee Charter High School will be the first in DeKalb County School District (DCSD) to take advantage of the comprehensive Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Program.

“I am proud to officially announce the selection of Chamblee Charter High School as the first school in DeKalb County to offer the prestigious AP Capstone Program,” said Chamblee Charter High School principal Rebecca Braaten. “Beginning next year, we will be among approximately 1,100 schools worldwide and 44 in Georgia to offer the program.”

AP Capstone is an innovative diploma program designed to teach students how to conduct independent research, work as an enterprising team and write at the college grad-student level.

By combining the courses AP Seminar and AP Research, the curriculum features students investigating real-world issues, gathering and analyzing information, and creating evidence-based arguments. Students also learn how to conduct research with the overall goal of producing and defending a scholarly, academic thesis.

More than 400 colleges and universities have voiced support and appreciation for the AP Capstone program.