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KSLA – Captain Shreve students excelling in new AP Capstone course

Students at Captain Shreve and two other Caddo Parish high schools were offered a new advanced placement course this school year.

Before the school year began, Captain Shreve Principal Ginger Gustavson, and the teacher of the AP Capstone course, Amy Douglas, explained new coursework and how they are preparing for it.

Douglas said this class is designed to push her students out of their comfort zone and to a higher level.

“I have seen lots of growth in all of my students,” said Douglas. “At first, what I saw was papers that look a lot like book reports and what I am asking them is being an attorney getting ready for trial. You can’t just tell the information. You have to tell me is it credible, where did you get it from, was that source credible and do you agree with it.”

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KSLA – 3 Caddo schools to offer new AP Capstone courses this year

Students at Captain Shreve, C.E Byrd and Caddo Parish Magnet high schools will have new advanced placement coursework offerings this academic year.

Amy Douglas, who will be teaching the AP Capstone classes at Captain Shreve High in Shreveport, just got back from a week of training.

This is not your typical high school class, she observed.

“This is a skills-based class. So it’s not biology content, history content or English content. … We are teaching the students skills, and they will be evaluated and assessed on those skills at the end.”

Douglas said her students will learn critical thinking skills, reading attacks, posing a problem and coming up with a solution, looking at the same problem from a different perspective then coming up with a counterargument from the different perspective.

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