Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) courses reflect what is taught in top introductory college courses. AP courses prepare students to take the College Board Advanced Placement examination given in late spring of each school year. Students may be granted Advanced Placement status and/or college credit on the basis of how well they perform on these tests.
AP courses are taught by certified and trained high school teachers to provide additional rigor and expectations.
Information regarding advanced placement courses and examinations is available from the counseling offices at each high school or by visiting College Board
Students are not required to take an Advanced Placement course to be eligible to take an Advanced Placement examination; however, students enrolled in AP cources are expected to take the AP exams.
Courses typically demand more of students than regular or honors courses.
Courses reflect what is taught in introductory college courses
Classes tend to be fast-paced and cover more material than typical high school classes
More time, inside and outside of the classroom, is required to complete lessons, assignments and homework
AP teachers expect their students to think critically, analyze and synthesize facts and data, weigh competing perspectives, and write clearly and persuasively.