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.