Myrtle Beach High School Advanced Placement Program


    Myrtle Beach High School is pleased to offer a robust Advanced Placement program, including optons for the AP Capstone Diploma and the AP International Diploma.  Test scores for AP students at MBHS are consistantly competitive with those at the district, state and national levels.


    AP Capstone Program

    AP Capstone is an innovative diploma program that helps students stand out in the college admission process by developing the critical skills needed to succeed in college and in life.  Two new courses - AP Seminar and AP Research -  allow you to immerse yourself in topics that matter to you while developing analytic, research, problem-solving, and communication skills that colleges seek in their applicants.  This challenging program helps you deepen your passion for learning, gives you greater confidence in your academic skills, and provides a broader perspective on your world.  

    Students typically will take AP Seminar in the 10th grade, followed by AP Research in the 11th grade.  Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on the AP Seminar and AP Research Exams and on four additional AP exams of their choosing will receive the AP Capstone Diploma.  Alternatively, the AP Seminar and Research Certificate, signifying attainment of college-level academic and research skills, is awarded for scores of 3 or higher on the AP Seminar and AP Research Exams only.


    AP International Diploma

    The AP International Diploma (APID) is a globally recognized certificate awarded to students who display exceptional achievement across a variety of disciplines.  APID certifies outstanding academic excellence with a global perspective.  To receive this diploma, students must take AP Spanish Language and Culture and meet the requirements in four other AP content areas.