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Advanced Placement

What is the AP Program?

The Stony Point High School Advanced Placement Program—or AP—is a voluntary program that offers you an opportunity to take one or more college-level courses while still in high school. AP is not just for top students or those headed for college. AP offers something for everyone. Students can choose from 37 courses and exams in 22 subject areas, including art, computer science, geography, government and politics, music theory, world languages, and more.

(AP®) courses give you the opportunity to take college-level courses while you’re still in high school. Taking the end-of-course AP Exam sends a powerful message to colleges and universities that you’re ready for them, and can enable you to gain admission, college credit, and placement into advanced courses.

Did you know… If you earn a high school diploma, you’re likely to earn $6,500 more annually than students who don’t complete high school. But if you earn a bachelor’s degree in college, you’re likely to earn $19,000 more annually. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006, PINC-03)

Did you know… AP is a global program. Students at schools in more than 100 countries participate in AP. AP is increasingly recognized as a highly desirable academic credential internationally. More than 600 universities located outside the United States recognize AP for credit, placement, and/or admissions purposes. A full listing of these institutions, with their AP policies and contact information, is available at http://international.collegeboard.org/programs/ap-recognition. AP is widely recognized in Austria, Colombia, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Mexico, Norway, South Korea, and the United Kingdom, among other countries. The AP International Diploma (APID) is a globally recognized certificate for students interested in international studies who display exceptional achievement on AP Exams across several disciplines. For more information, see www.collegeboard.com/apid.