Advanced Placement (AP) - AP
Advanced Placement (AP)
Offering 30 courses, San Antonio’s Advanced Placement Program enables students to pursue college-level studies with the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. Each AP course connects directly to a wide variety of college majors and careers. AP courses also help students transform the subjects they are enthusiastic about into a fulfilling future. By giving students the opportunity to explore what interests them the most, AP courses help them find and pursue their unique direction. Plus, eighty-five percent of selective colleges and universities report that a student’s AP experience favorably impacts admission decisions.
Each AP course concludes with an opportunity for students to earn college credit with an AP examination. The AP examinations are structured to measure three areas - depth of knowledge, completeness of thought, and synthesis of ideas. Approximately 1,200 institutions award credit based on the student's AP examination scores. These examinations are graded on a five-point scale with college credit usually given for scores of 3 or higher. At San Antonio ISD, enrolled students are expected to participate in the examination process and sign an oath to do so at the beginning of each AP course.
San Antonio ISD, along with 14 other districts across the country, is part of an important Advanced Placement® pilot program in the 2017-18 school year.
The purpose of this pilot is to help the AP® Program understand how free year-round supports and streamlined testing procedures can help improve the AP teaching, learning, and exam administration experience. Please click the link below to learn more about the pilot program.
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