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Advanced Placement Exams

Advanced Placement is a program of college-level courses and examinations governed by the College Entrance Examination Board. Students who attain acceptable scores on the exams may qualify for college credits, advanced placement, or exemption from certain courses. Students are encouraged to take the AP exam in the spring. A fee is required for each AP exam.

Several courses in the curriculum are designed to prepare students for the AP exams. These courses are designated "AP" in the course description section of this guide. Students enrolled in a fourth or fifth year foreign language course are also encouraged to take the AP exams. Specific prerequisite and course requirements are stated in the individual course descriptions. Students are encouraged to consult with the teachers and their counselors before enrolling in any of the Advanced Placement Courses. Because of the rigor and high expectations of student performance in such courses, an earned grade, with respect to a student’s Grade Point Average, will be increased by one point. These classes also carry Honors Credit.