Advanced Placement

WHAT IS ADVANCED PLACEMENT?

The Advanced Placement Program – or AP – is a voluntary program that offers students an opportunity to take one or more college-level courses while still in high school.  Most colleges and universities have an AP policy which grants incoming students credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP Examination grades.

WHY SHOULD STUDENTS TAKE THESE COURSES?

AP courses can dramatically improve a student’s chances of getting into college. College admissions officers recognize that AP students are preparecd for college work because of the rigorous AP curriculum they have experienced in high school. AP courses help students improve writing skills, learn problem-solving techniques, and develop good study habits. Because of the credit earned, students can save money on college tuition as well.

WHO CAN TAKE THESE CLASSES?

AP courses aren’t just for top students or those headed for college. AP offers something for everyone. There are 38 courses and exams in 19 subject areas. Anyone who is willing to accept the challenge and work hard can succeed in AP.

WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?

AP CENTRAL