Currently in its third year, the AP Seminar class at Mineola High School
takes a humanities approach to research. Open to all 10th grade
students, the class is taught by English teacher Albert Cavaluzzo and
social studies teacher John Fretz, who guide students in finding topics
and searching for credible sources by which to conduct their research.
Students are urged to explore real-world problems for which they can
present solutions. The course culminates with a written paper and
presentation, as well as the AP exam. Last year, 90% of the students
scored a 3 or higher on the exam. Students can then elect to continue
their work in the AP Research course.