Pre-Advanced Placement/Advanced Placement Program
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a cooperative educational endeavor among secondary schools, colleges and universities. It allows high school students to undertake college-level academic learning in AP courses. It also affords them the opportunity to show that they have mastered the advanced material by taking AP exams. This program allows students to earn credit and/or advanced placement from participating colleges and universities.
AP courses, offered in grades 10-12, make substantial academic demands on students. Students are required to do a considerable amount of outside reading and complete other assignments as well, demonstrating the analytical skills and writing ability expected of first-year students in strong college programs.
The Pre-Advanced Placement Program encourages parents and students to begin thinking about AP enrollment as early as middle school. This program, which involves extensive reading and writing, gives students access to a well-focused and performance-based college preparatory curriculum.
Pre-AP courses prepare and motivate students for AP classes college level work. Pre-AP students who acquire advanced analytical thinking and communication skills are more likely to succeed in academically challenging AP courses.