The Advanced Placement Program (AP) exposes students to rigorous curriculum, teaches essential critical thinking skills and enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. Students who enroll in AP courses are strongly encouraged to take the corresponding examination offered in May. Results of the AP exam will be available to students in July.
Any student who signed up for an AP class for the upcoming school year, needs to complete the attached informed consent form to be enrolled in an AP course.
Please visit the collegeboard website for additional information about AP Programs at: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home
Why Take AP? Top Reasons to Take Advanced Placement Classes
Stand Out in College Admissions
Deciding to take an AP course lets colleges and universities know that you have what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate environment. When admissions officers see “AP” on your transcript, they know that what you experienced in a particular class has prepared you well for the challenges of college.
Earn College Credits
By taking an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, you can save on college expenses: most colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores. These credits can allow students to save college tuition, study abroad, or secure a second major.
- Check out specific colleges’ guidelines on accepting AP scores for credit and placement by searching our AP Credit Policy database.
Skip Introductory Classes
If you already know your preferred college major, taking a related AP course and earning a qualifying score on the AP Exam can help you advance and avoid required introductory courses – so you can move directly into upper-level classes and focus on the work that interests you most.
Build College Skills
Taking an AP course builds the skills you'll need throughout your college years. AP courses let you know what to expect during the next phase of your educational journey, and help you build the confidence to succeed.- From the College Board