Advanced Placement Courses
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college level courses taken by high school students. AP courses at Skyline High are taught by highly qualified teachers who use the College Board AP Course Descriptions to guide them. All AP high school courses undergo an intensive audit process each year to ensure adherence to the rigorous AP criteria. Students who choose AP classes are ensuring early preparation to do well in college. These courses help students develop the skills and habits they need to be successful in higher education. Additionally, in May of each school year, AP students can take national AP Exams which represent the culmination of subject matter coursework. College institutions throughout the nation often recognize and grant college credit for high AP Exam scores. For more information on AP credit transfer policy refer to the following website: http://collegesearch.collegboard.com/apcreditpolicy/index.jsp
Advanced Placement is a trademark of the College Board, a non-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. “Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success – including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program” (2012-13 AP Bulletin for AP Students and Parents).
Skyline High School currently teaches 15 Advanced Placement courses in English, Social Studies, Math, Science, World language, Fine Arts, and Computers (see the Course Information Flyer below for additional information on specific Skyline AP courses). Skyline has made a commitment to expand the Advanced Placement Program each year, allowing us to ensure continued rigor and a commitment to success.
If you are interested in learning more about AP, contact your student’s high school counselor today or visitwww.collegeboard.com/chooseAP