AP Capstone Diploma Recipients from the Class of 2019
Congratulations to the inaugural seven AP Capstone Diploma recipients from the Class of 2019! Additionally we would like to celebrate the 72 AP Scholars that were recognized from the 2018-2019 school year.
The AP Capstone Diploma program allows students to create the academic focus that is most meaningful for them and provides a forum for students to explore their areas of interest in a rigorous classroom environment which expects college-level outcomes in their research. These courses equip students with independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills and prepares students to make logical, evidence-based decisions. These students completed a rigorous academic course load consisting of two yearlong Capstone courses as well as four AP Courses of their choosing.
Presentation and Oral Defense Day was held on April 18, 2019 where the seven candidates presented their defenses and abstracts to a panel. Panelists include Assumption graduates and members of our faculty and staff to professors in local Universities. Each student developed their own research topic, providing a variation in subject matter.
- Emma Bartley – “Times New Roman vs. Arial Rounded Bold MT: Is There a Better Font for Standardized Testing? The Perception of Font Style: An Experimental Research Study”
- Lydia Cardwell – “Female Leadership and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A Perception Study”
- Carly Crawford – “Future Healthcare Professionals’ Views on the Geriatric Field: A Perception Study”
- Ellie Crawford – “A Critical Reading of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye Through the Lens of the Strauss-Howe Generational Theory”
- Grace Smith – “Exploring the Academic Impact of Theatre Participation on Elementary School Students with ADHD: A Perception Study of Theatre Educators”
- Lizzy Sweat – “Pain-reducing Substance Use in Thoroughbreds and Track Mortality as an Animal Rights Violation: A Perception Study”
- Rachel Woods – “Concussion Policies and Technology: Implications of Increasing Technology Use in Schools”
Assumption is the only Catholic high school in Louisville to offer the prestigious AP Capstone Program. For the 2018-19 school year we were one of only three schools in the city and one of only 15 schools in the state who were designated as AP Capstone schools.