Advanced Research 12 is an elective course. The focus of the seminar is to prepare students for research competitions. First semester students complete data collection and analysis of work conducted during the summer or during their junior year. A formal paper must be written. Applications to major research competitions are made available to students. All Advanced Research 12 students are required to submit their papers to the Regeneron Science Talent Search. Second semester students work on their oral presentations and make display boards. Students are required to present their papers at the competitions to which they are invited. All Advanced Research 12 students' abstracts are published in the SHS Journal of Abstracts and papers are presented at the SHS Research Fair.