Participating in AP Courses
What is an AP Course?
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses gives students the chance to tackle college-level work while they're still in high school—whether they're learning online or in the classroom. And through taking AP Exams, students can earn college credit and placement.
Taking AP Exams:
Students enrolled in AP courses are encouraged to take the AP exams that are associated with the courses. AP courses are weighted as 1.10 compared to the regular subject area course (Honors courses are weighted as 1.05) which becomes part of a students 'Weighted GPA' as well as their 'Weight Class Rank'.
As part of their course experience students will have the ability to explore resources in the Collegeboard's AP Classroom.
The Benefits of Taking AP Courses & Exams
- Stand Out to Colleges: “AP” on your high school transcript shows colleges you're motivated to succeed, and taking the exam demonstrates your commitment to tackle and complete college-level work.
- Earn College Credit and Placement: Your AP score could earn you college credits before you even set foot on campus. In fact, most AP students who enroll in four-year colleges start school with some credit.
- Boost Your GPA: Most high schools offer a GPA boost to students who take AP—AP courses are weighted as 1.10 compared to the regular subject area course.
Please talk to your child's School Counselor to learn more about taking AP courses in our District.