AP Coordinator: Ms. Neumann
ABOUT ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM
The College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) Program: AP classes give students the chance to try college-level work in high school, and to gain valuable skills and study habits for college. If a student gets a "qualifying" grade on the AP Exam, there are thousands of colleges worldwide that will give credit or advanced placement for your efforts. AP courses and exams represent the beginning of the journey through college-level academic challenges. The work done in an AP course will help students develop skills and study habits that will be vital in college. For more information: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/subjects.html
AP SCHEDULING ISSUES:
Although not all AP classes have summer work requirements, many do. Students should carefully consider this as they make selections for AP classes. Summer work must be completed prior to the beginning of school and students who fail to meet the standard will be moved to a college preparatory class in the same content area during the first week of school. Students dropping an AP class will only be allowed to go down to the CP version of that course in the fall. It is also important to know that AP courses are not offered every period of the day the way most CP level courses are. This means that for every AP course that a student requests their schedule become progressively more rigid and will potentially limit a student's access to their preferred electives.
AP Courses And The Cost Of College: Extensive research has been done on the benefits of taking AP classes and AP exams - in terms of tuition savings, and long-term success in college. Click on the following hyperlink for an in-depth analysis of these benefits.