The Place for JC's Highest Achievers
The Carroll Scholar Program is a four-year exclusive program that is by invitation only. It is designed for students who want to be part of a community of scholars interested in making the most of their experience at John Carroll in preparation for college.
Only eighth-grade students with a very competitive national composite score on the High School Placement Test (HSPT) are eligible for this program. As Carroll Scholars, students are not only recognized and rewarded for academic success but have the opportunity to take the most rigorous course offerings available through our Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma Program.
When students successfully pass the requisite Advanced Placement courses throughout their four years at John Carroll, they will graduate with an additional AP Capstone distinction. This helps our scholars to aspire to the top echelons of higher education.
How the AP Capstone Diploma Program Works
- AP Seminar is the first course in the AP Capstone Program. In this year-long course, students will complete a team project and presentation, write and present an individual, research-based essay and take an end-of-course exam.
For more information, visit the AP Seminar student home page.
- Subsequently, students in the AP Capstone Program will take AP Research, in which they will draft an academic paper, present it and orally defend their research.
For more information, visit the AP Research student home page.
- If students earn scores of 3 or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research AP Exams, they will receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.
- Additionally, students who take any four additional AP courses and score a 3 or higher on AP exams for all four of those courses will receive the AP Capstone Diploma.
For more information on the AP Capstone, visit collegeboard.org/apcapstone.