Nord Anglia Education
Colegio Menor
24 June, 2021

Colegio Menor to Offer AP Capstone Diploma Program

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Diploma Program Focuses on College-Level Research, Collaboration, and Presentation Skills Crucial for College and Career Success 

Quito, Ecuador— Following identification and recognition from the College Board as a school with a robust and successful AP offering, Colegio Menor was selected to implement the AP Capstone™ Diploma program―an innovative program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for college success, such as research, collaboration, and communication. The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP® Seminar and AP® Research. 

In AP® Seminar, which will be offered in 11th grade, students choose and evaluate complex topics through multiple lenses; identify credibility and bias in sources; and develop arguments in support of a recommendation. AP® Seminar is a project-based learning course. In the subsequent AP® Research course, taken in 12th grade, students design, execute, present, and defend a yearlong research-based investigation on a topic of individual interest. They build on skills developed in AP® Seminar by learning how to understand research methodology; employ ethical research practices; and collect, analyze, and synthesize information to contribute to academic research.

If you have any questions about the AP Capstone program, please contact the AP Coordinator, Patricia Ricle ( or the High School Co-Principal for Academics, Ashley Hillier (