Advanced Placement

  • Advanced Placement (AP) offerings are an important component of the high school curriculum. The Honors/AP programs at all of our high schools welcome students to challenge themselves through the selection of rigorous coursework. Colleges and universities recognize the academic potential and solid work ethic that typically accompanies an AP student. Many post-secondary programs award credit for passing scores earned through the annual AP testing season.

    Currently, there are over 20 AP courses offered throughout the district. Each course is developed by a committee composed of college faculty and AP teachers, and covers the breadth of information, skills, and assignments found in the corresponding college course. AP courses are taught by highly qualified high school teachers, each using a formal guide that includes the course content, describes the curricular goals of the subject, and provides sample examination questions.

    The AP Examinations are administered each year in May and represent the culmination of college-level work in a given discipline in a secondary school setting. Rigorously developed by committees of college and AP high school faculty, the AP Exams test students' ability to perform at a college level.

    A Broader View of College Readiness - A new analysis finds students who earn a 2 on an AP exam are prepared for the rigor of college courses - weblink.