Important Documents

Advanced Placement

  • Welcome to the Scorps Advanced Placement Page

  • Advanced Placement (AP) is a program run by the College Board (the makers of the SAT) that allows students to take special high school courses that can earn college credit and/or qualify for more advanced classes when they begin college.

    So what are AP courses? 

    They are designed to give students the experience of an intro-level college class while they're still in high school. Plus, students can get college credit for AP classes if they pass the AP exam at the end of the year. Learn more about what AP courses are on CollegeBoard HERE


    Why Should I Take Advanced Placement Courses?

    • To develop camaraderie with fellow AP students
    • To be instructed by highly-qualified teachers who have extensive content knowledge
    • To build skills needed for success from undergraduate to graduate programs.
    • To prepare for citizenship by learning about topics outside of one’s chosen “major”
    • Earn College Credit and/or bypass introductory classes
    • Improve SAT and ACT SCORES


    Can I pursue both AP and Dual Enrollment?

    Yes! Students can earn AA degrees by combining AP with DE enrollment classes. When accomplished, this is particularly impressive for upper-echelon schools. Students can use DE courses to add additional challenging courses to their transcript where AP courses are not available.

    View the full AP Information PowerPoint: AP Programs offered by CollegeBoard