• Advanced Placement Courses

    The Advanced Placement (AP) Program enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school.

    The program consists of college-level courses developed by the AP Program, and corresponding exams that are administered once a year.

    Douglas Anderson is proud to offer a wide variety of AP Courses, both in the Arts & Academics.

    Fast Facts

    • There are 38 AP courses in seven subject categories.

    • Each AP course is modeled on a comparable introductory college course in the subject.

    • Each course culminates in a standardized college-level assessment, or AP Exam.

    • AP Exams are given in May each year at testing locations all over the world.

    • Schools must be authorized by the AP Course Audit to offer approved AP courses and use the AP designation.

    Benefits - Taking AP courses and exams can help students:

    • Stand out on college applications. AP courses on a student’s transcript show that they’ve challenged themselves with the most rigorous courses available to them. Success on AP Exams show student readiness for college-level coursework.

    • Earn college credit and/or skip introductory courses in college. Most four-year colleges and universities in the United States, as well as many institutions in more than 100 other countries, grant students credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam scores.
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