Developed by the College Board, the Advanced Placement (AP) program offers high school students college-level courses and exams, which result in students having the opportunity to get a head start on earning college credits. AP courses teach the information, skills, and assignments found in the corresponding college course. These rigorous courses have demanding workloads and require high levels of student commitment and effort.
Students who take AP courses and achieve a qualifying score on the AP exam may earn college credit while in high school. This provides significant savings on college tuition and allows students to avoid required introductory courses. Student can advance to upper-level courses which places them on a faster track toward degree completion.