Jules Telfort – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone program is in its fourth year at LRHS.

The AP Capstone program began in 2019. The program focuses on teaching Mustangs important critical thinking skills.

The program is made up of two classes, AP seminar and AP research. AP seminar is taken in sophomore year, and AP research is taken in junior year. Writing assignments and presentations are graded by the College Board.

Sophomore Olivia Spiegel is an AP seminar student.

Between completing assignments for AP seminar and juggling extracurricular activities, she explained that she has improved her time management skills.

Spiegel said, “I love peer reviewing with others. Having classmates provide a different perspective on what you write helps a lot.”

Mustangs who continue in AP Seminar continue into AP Research their junior years.

Junior Alyssa Ghanayem is an AP research student.

Ghanayem said, “I use my time in class wisely and always try to get as much work done in class that I can.”

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Senior Brendon DeGlopper has gone through both classes required to complete the AP Capstone program.

He offered advice to incoming freshman who want to go into the AP Capstone program.

DeGlopper said, “Either be good at time management or be good at working very quickly for hours on end.”