Nineteen Jensen Beach High School students earned the prestigious Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Diploma during the 2021-2022 school year, with eight more earning the AP Seminar and Research Certificate. The AP Capstone Diploma Program aids high school students in developing the critical thinking, research, collaboration, and presentation skills that are critical for postsecondary success. 

“We proudly recognize the achievements of students who participated in our AP Capstone Diploma program,” said Principal Lori Vogel. “Our AP Capstonestudents and teachers showed an extraordinary commitment to success while facing unprecedented challenges over the last few years. This is a meaningful, highly-regarded achievement that will serve students well after high school.”

To receive the AP Capstone Diploma, students must earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar, AP Research and on four additional AP Exams. To receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate, students must earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research. 

Unlike traditional AP® subject exams with a single end-of-year assessment, AP Seminar and AP Research assessments are project-based and evaluate skills mastery through group projects, presentations and individual essays completed throughout the year. Instead of focusing on one specific academic discipline, AP Seminar and AP Research courses are interdisciplinary - students are empowered to create research projects based on topics of personal interest. Students are assessed on the critical thinking, research, collaboration, time management and presentation skills needed to complete their projects. Jensen Beach High School's AP scholars students focused their research on a range of topics, including social media, the influence of advertising and globalization.     


Congratulations to the following Jensen Beach High School students and graduates:

AP Capstone Diploma Awardees

  •  Vivian Alcalde
  •  Cole Andre
  • Angelina Arguelles
  • Geovany Arredondo
  • Tatum Bean
  • Kavanaugh Brill
  • Ayden Cason
  • Dakota Daluise
  • Joshua Eatman
  • Jack Elliott
  • Clare Innes
  • Courtney Jones
  • Lilac Malosky
  • Melody McAfee
  • Matt O’Hara
  • Katherine Parr
  •  Lillian Parr
  • Austin Peterson
  •  Parker Sturdivant

AP Seminar and Research Certificate Awardees

  • Gabrielle Douglas
  • Emilia Glover
  • Jessica Gordon
  • Nicholas Jacobson
  • Nate Mai
  • Piper McCreary
  • Jack Romeyk
  •  Tommy Strube


The College Board Advanced Placement Program gives students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school. A 3 or higher on an AP Exam has multiple benefits for students, including earning college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on AP Exams, saving them time and money. Research shows AP students are better prepared for and more likely to enroll and remain in college, do well in classes, and earn their degrees on time. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams align with their high standards.