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Choose your Passion! Chase your Dreams! Change the World!

Purpose: To develop leaders who will excel in an innovative and global community.

The Academic Leadership Academy (ALA) provides students an honors, advanced placement, and dual credit curriculum along with leadership training to prepare them to compete for admission to top-ranked colleges and universities and become world leaders in their fields of study.

Chapin High School is now an AP Capstone School!

What Is AP Capstone?

AP Capstone™ is a diploma program from College Board based on two yearlong AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research.

Why It's Different

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.

What Colleges Want

What qualities do Colleges and Universities look for in prospective students?




Leader and agent of change


Enthusiasm, creativity and strength of character


Accomplished in and out of the classroom


Uses leadership skills in new venues

ALA 2024-2025 Applicant Information


Rising Freshmen Meeting Nov. 29, 2023. (Informational slideshow)

Forms & Documents:

 ALA Service Project Form

Graduating with ALA Requires 30 hours of community service per year Freshman through Junior year (10 additional hours senior year to earn extended diploma) Students submit the hours electronically through a Google Form available through the ALA Google Classroom (and the form above if seeking the extended study diploma.)


ALA video

ALA Curiculum

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