Advanced Placement is a rigorous academic program. Each AP course is modeled on a comparable
college class and college faculty play a vital role in making certain Advanced Placement courses align
with college level students. The courses culminate with college level assessments that are developed
and scored by college and university faculty.
Advanced Placement courses and the exams are designed to help earn college credit for its students.
Based on their score, students can earn anywhere from 3 to 12 hours of college credit. Students should
check with the college or university of their choice to see what their policy is on AP scored and earned
AP courses are audited annually by the College Board to check for rigor and depth. Also, the AP exams
are a way to asses how teaching and learning is happening in AP courses.