Departments and Offerings

Here you will find the available courses offered through St. Vincent De Paul College Prep. You can also download a PDF of the Course Catalog that contains the courses and other information as in Graduation Requirements, College Admissions, Counseling Dept. Services, Registration Process and Dropping/Adding Courses.

Download 2023-24 Course Catalog PDF >

What is AP Capstone?

“AP Capstone™ is a College Board program that equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges. AP Capstone comprises two AP courses — AP Seminar and AP Research — and is designed to complement and enhance the discipline-specific study in other AP courses.

Rather than teaching subject-specific content, these courses develop students’ skills in research, analysis, evidence-based arguments, collaboration, writing, and presenting. Students who complete the two-year program can earn one of two different AP Capstone awards, which are valued by colleges across the United States and around the world.”  —College Board

St. Vincent De Paul College Prep Sequence of Coursework

9th Grade: Participate in the Research Club

10th Grade: Evening AP Seminar course

11th Grade: Evening AP Research course

12th Grade: Continue to work towards AP Capstone diploma

Check out our St. Vincent AP Capstone Program Website Here!

Application Process

For 8th graders applying to SVDP, please indicate that you are interested in the program.  You will need to submit 2 teacher’s emails so that we can send them a letter of recommendation form.  If selected, your acceptance package will contain a letter of invitation.  For enrolled 9th grade students, please see Ms. Dunne or your counselor for a link to the application.  You will need to maintain a 3.6 overall GPA, 3.7 in both Honors English and Speech/Critical Thinking.  In addition, you will select one STEM and one Humanities teacher to fill out a recommendation form – teacher emails are submitted via the application.

For more information please access the College Board Website Program Description