Miami-Dade To Pilot New College Capstone Program

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Miami-Dade schools will help pilot a new college capstone program, designed to give high-achieving students stronger skills in independent research, writing and solving problems in teams.

Four Miami-Dade high schools will offer the program in the 2012-13 school year: Barbara Goleman, Miami Palmetto, North Miami Beach and Southridge Senior. Overall, about 18 schools in the United States and abroad are launching it.

Two major education groups — the College Board and the University of Cambridge International Examinations — teamed up on the program, called AP Cambridge Capstone Program and Credential after colleges and universities asked for a way to equip high school students with stronger research skills, teamwork and critical thinking.

The program was revealed at a news conference Monday morning at Barbara Goleman Senior High in Miami Lakes.

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