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    A large number of our students plan to take Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations this spring. I thought it would be valuable for all stakeholders to see that there is a much greater payback in terms of what college credit can be earned by passing scores on the AP exams.  The credit(s) earned vary, depending on the college/university.  Follow this link (https://apscore.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement/search-credit-policies) to look up your school of choice.

    Best Regards,
    Meredith L. Foster 
    Contact Information: J. Fletcher Comer, Coordinator | Phone 251-626-8787 / E-Mail: jfcomer@bcbe.org
    Advanced Placement Program ® (AP ® ) The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program, enables students to pursue college-level studies while in high school. Based on their performance on rigorous AP examinations, students can earn credit, advanced placement, or both, for college.  35 AP courses in a wide variety of subject areas are currently available. Developed by a committee of college faculty and AP teachers, each AP course covers the breadth of information, skills, and assignments found in the corresponding college course.
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    Why should students participate?
    Improved ACT scores
    Experience instructionally advanced coursework
    Gain college credit
    Stand out in the admissions process 
    Prepare Now to Succeed in College
    A 1999 U.S. Department of Education study found that the strongest predictor of college graduation is something students do before they ever go to college: Participate in rigorous, college-level courses in high school—and AP courses in particular.
    Stand out in the admissions process
    “One of the best standard predictors of academic success at Harvard is performance on Advanced Placement Examinations.” 
    — William R. Fitzsimmons
    Dean of Admissions, Harvard University 
    “ AP Exams affirm the rigor of a student’s course work. Though admissions policies vary, if I were 
    a student, I wouldn’t assume that the college of my dreams didn’t care about AP Exams in the 
    admissions process.” 
    — Bruce Walker, Director of Admissions 
    University of Texas at Austin
    AP students who receive college credit or advanced placement into higher level college courses perform better than the non-AP students who actually took the introductory courses first, so most of the nation’s colleges and universities provide credit/placement for qualifying AP Exam grades. 
    Why should a student take the AP Exam?
    “The confirmation that college-level learning took place is in the published results. The AP Exam 
    grade is a national standard that I can understand and rely upon.” 
    — Joellen L. Silberman, Dean of Enrollment, Kalamazoo College
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    AP courses offered by our school:
    • AP English Language and Composition 
    • AP English Literature and Composition 
    • AP Calculus AB
    • AP Statistics
    • AP Spanish Language 
    • AP Human Geography 
    • AP World History 
    • AP U.S. History 
    • AP Government and U.S. Politics
    • AP Music Theory
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Biology
    • AP Physics
    AP Exams
    Each AP course has a corresponding exam that participating schools worldwide administer in May. AP Exams contain multiple-choice questions and a free-response section. AP Exams represent the culmination of AP courses and are thus an integral part of the Program.
    Link to Course Credits at Colleges and Universities

    Find out about AP credit policies at all U.S. Colleges and universities by using this link: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement/search-credit-policies

    More information here
     
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