Hume-Fogg Magnet High School has been selected by the College Board and Cambridge International Examinations as one of only 20 schools in the world to pilot the new AP® | Cambridge Capstone Program and Credential program. This rigorous new program, which was designed to equip students with knowledge and skills that are increasingly valued by colleges and necessary for life in an interconnected world, combines the in-depth subject matter offered through AP courses and exams with the interdisciplinary global seminar curricula and the assessment of research projects and presentations offered by University of Cambridge International Examinations.
The pilot program, which will determine how the AP | Cambridge Capstone Program and Credential can best be implemented across the range of schools that AP serves, will begin this fall. Hume-Fogg Magnet was selected as a pilot school based on a number of factors including Advanced Placement® participation and performance, and a commitment to providing equitable access to AP for all academically prepared and motivated students.
The College Board and University of Cambridge International Examinations created the AP | Cambridge Capstone Program based on feedback from colleges and universities requesting that high school students develop stronger backgrounds in independent research, collaborative teamwork, and 21st-century knowledge and skills now essential for success on college campuses and in today’s global marketplace.
“The students from Hume-Fogg who participate in the AP | Cambridge Capstone Program will be engaged in some of the most challenging issues facing our world today,” said Trevor Packer, senior vice president of Advanced Placement and College Readiness for the College Board. “With its concentration on research methodology, global issues and challenges, and team collaboration, this program will enable motivated high school students to take their advanced studies to the next level.”
The Virtual School is open and looking for students! Metro Schools’ newest and most high-tech learning experience has 135 open spots for full-time students and several more left for part-timers, as well.
At Virtual School students can take courses online in to receive a quality education in a virtual environment. Students will be taught online by highly qualified, certified teachers.
Full-time students can earn their diplomas by earning up to six credits per year. They must apply and meet the qualifying criteria.
Part-time students can choose from dozens of courses offered at Virtual School. These courses may not be offered at every school, but are available to every student online. These include courses in all core subjects, Health & Wellness, and AP courses like English, English Lit, Biology, Marcoeconomics, Psychology, US History & Statistics.
Students interested in part-time work through Virtual School should contact their School Counselors. Much more information is available on the Virtual School website, www.vlearn.mnps.org.
Time is of the essence. If you want to take advantage of this great opportunity, don’t delay! A whole world of classes is available to every high school student online. Sign up! Take part!