What is Advanced Placement (AP)?
According to the College Board (2014):
With AP®, students can get a feel for the rigors of college
level studies while they still have the support of a high school environment.
When students take AP courses, they demonstrate to college admission officers
that they have sought out an educational experience that will prepare them for
success in college and beyond.
Resourceful and dedicated AP teachers work with their
students to develop and apply the skills, abilities, and content knowledge they
will need later in college. Each of AP’s 36 courses is modeled upon a
comparable college course. College and university faculty play a vital role in
ensuring that AP courses align with college-level standards.
Each AP course concludes with a college-level exam developed
and scored by college and university faculty members as well as experienced AP
teachers. AP Exams are an essential part of the AP experience, enabling
students to apply the new critical thinking skills they have learned in a
comprehensive exam. Most two- and four-year colleges and universities worldwide
recognize AP in the admission process and accept successful exam scores for
credit, advanced placement, or both.
Performing well on an AP Exam means more than just the
successful completion of a course. Research consistently shows that students
who score a 3 or higher typically earn higher GPAs in college and have higher
"If there is no struggle, there is no progress." -- Frederick Douglass
AP Courses and Faculty at FDHS:
Dr. Kisha Dorch
Students can access AP course descriptions and information at the College Board AP website.