Advanced Placement Program (AP)
Advanced Placement, or AP, courses are specially designed classes for high school students seeking to earn college credit or simply wanting to take a more challenging course. The AP Program gives students a chance to try college-level work in high school and gain valuable study habits. If a high school student gets a qualifying grade on an AP Exam, there are thousands of colleges worldwide that will give him/her credit, or advanced placement, for his/her effort. AP Exams and courses offer students a chance to:
§ Study a subject in greater depth.
§ Gain a clearer idea of future plans.
§ Develop skills and study habits vital to college.
§ Improve college admission eligibility.
§ Prepare for the unexpected.
§ Save money.
§ Get a head start for college.
§ Become eligible for scholarships.