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Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses are college-level courses offered in high school. AP courses reflect what is taught in top introductory college courses.  At the end of course, students take AP Exams—standardized exams that measure how well students have mastered college-level course work. Students who do well on AP Exams can earn credit and/or placement into advanced courses in college.


School of the Nations is now one of two international schools in Brazil and one of more than 300 schools worldwide to implement AP Capstone - an innovative diploma program from the College Board that allows high school students to develop analytic and creative thinking skills necessary for college success. The courses offered currently at Nations are:



AP Capstone™ is an innovative diploma program that equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges.  AP Capstone is built on the foundation of two AP courses—AP Seminar and AP Research—and is designed to complement and enhance the in-depth, discipline-specific study experienced in other AP courses.

AP Research

In AP Research, students cultivate the skills and discipline necessary to conduct independent research to produce and defend a scholarly academic thesis. AP Research begins in 2016-17 for Grade 12 students.

AP Seminar

In AP Seminar, students investigate real-world issues from multiple perspectives, gathering and analyzing information from various sources to develop credible and valid evidence- based arguments. Our first AP Seminar was given to Grade 11 students in 2015-16

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

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