About Lane Tech's Advanced Placement Program

Advanced Placement Overview
Lane Tech strives to provide all students with a college preparatory experience by building knowledge and skills that will ensure their success at the post-secondary level and beyond. In order to meet the needs of a diverse population of students, Lane Tech offers over 100 electives, including Advanced Placement (AP) courses. AP courses are college level courses that are offered during high school. These courses promote students to build cross-curricular skills, develop critical-thinking and analytical skills, embrace discussion and debate with peers, and to further explore concepts they have only touched upon or have never considered. At the culmination of each AP course, students take an AP Exam for which they receive a score 1-5, indicating the recommendation status by College Board. 

5- Extremely Well Qualified
4-Well Qualified
2-Possibly Qualified
1-No Recommendation

"Qualified" means that the student has proven capable of doing the work of an introductory-level course in a particular subject at college. Many colleges and universities grant credit and placement for scores of 3, 4 or 5; however, each college decides which scores it will accept.

Advanced Placement at Lane Tech
Lane Tech has the largest Advanced Placement program in the Chicago Public School District and second largest program in the state, with approximately 2,000 students taking approximately 3,500 exams during the 2013-2014SY. In addition, Lane Tech is also the only school in the Chicago Public School District to offer all 34 AP courses that are available through the College Board AP Program. Moreover, Lane Tech's AP teachers are experts in their content area and utilize additional professional development opportunities through College Board to ensure students are provided with all of the resources necessary to succeed in the classroom.

Lane Tech Advanced Placement Statistics
As of the 2012-2013SY, Lane Tech has a pass rate (score of 3 or higher) of 76.1%. For the past 5 years, student participation in the AP program has grown at an average rate of 12% per year. The 2012-2013SY AP exam testing resulted in 232 AP scholars, 88 AP Scholars with Honors, 87 AP Scholars with Distinction, and 2 AP Scholars.