Advanced Placement (AP) courses are designed for the college-bound student. Such courses have very high academic rigor and may require summer reading/writing. Indeed, these courses are the equivalent of college level courses and can lead to credit being granted at the college level for the successful completion of the program.
A student who elects to take one or more of these courses does so with the understanding that there is a personal responsibility involved in attaining success in these courses. Work in the course often begins before the school year starts and is integral to being prepared for the start of the course. If there is assigned prerequisite work, the student is expected to complete it on time. If there is a concern, the student is expected to contact the teacher prior to the deadline for the submission of prerequisite materials. Failure to do so may result in initial difficulty at the start of the course and throughout the course.
Failure to complete the prerequisite assignments will not release the student from the obligation to remain in the class, and the missing work may be counted as zeros by the teacher and averaged into the student’s class average for the course. It is important to note that as a culminating part of the AP program there is an exam that is offered to students to take which may help them obtain college credit when they apply to college. More information is available from the teacher of the course.
The test is not a requirement, but we encourage our students to take advantage of this opportunity.