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What is Advanced Placement (AP)?

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. AP offers many course options for students from a wide array of interests and backgrounds to participate in a rigorous academic curriculum. Based on their performance on AP Exams, students can earn credit, advanced placement, or both for college.  Participation in AP course and exams gives students the chance to get a head start on the sort of work they will encounter in college, and to demonstrate to colleges that they are ready for that challenge.


Why Take Advanced Placement (AP) Courses?

IconExperience » V-Collection » Bullet Triangle Blue Icon AP students learn essential time management and study skills needed for college and career succes. They dig deeper into subjects that interest them and learn to tap their creativity and their problem-solving skills to address course challenges.

IconExperience » V-Collection » Bullet Triangle Blue Icon Students who take AP courses send a signal to colleges that they’re serious about education and willing to challenge themselves with rigorous coursework.

IconExperience » V-Collection » Bullet Triangle Blue IconResearch shows that students who receive a score of 3 or higher on AP Exams typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher graduation rates than their non-AP peers.

IconExperience » V-Collection » Bullet Triangle Blue IconResearch shows that students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely than their peers to complete a college degree on time—which means they avoid paying for, for example, a fifth year of tuition.