ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)

Lowcountry Preparatory School offers a rigorous and challenging curriculum utilizing the Advanced Placement (AP) Program sponsored by College Board.  AP courses provide college-level coursework aimed at high school students.  AP candidates who score a 3 or high on cumulative exams will receive college credit and/or advancement placement at over 4200 American universities. Students at Lowcountry may start taking AP courses in their freshman year resulting in over 17 AP offerings in English, History, Mathematics, Science, and Fine Art.

What are the Benefits of Taking an AP course?

AP courses are recognized throughout the United States and the world for preparing students academically for success at the collegiate level.  AP courses enable students to dig deeper into areas of interest, expand higher level analytical skills, and improve students’ capacity to excel in their given course of study in college. Over 4200 universities in the United States accept AP course credit allowing students to have more flexibility in their college course schedules often resulting in higher GPAs their freshman year. AP courses also have the added benefit of increasing PSAT/SAT scores making students more competitive candidates for college acceptance and available scholarships.

What is the Advanced Placement (AP) Program?

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program administered by College Board offering college-level courses and exams giving students the opportunity to receive advanced placement and/or college credit in college. Students who successfully complete AP courses receive weighted credit within their high school GPA.

What is AP?

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AP Credit and Advanced Placement

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What are AP Courses and What are their Requirements?

AP courses are introductory college courses which demand commitment and effort on the part of the student. AP courses require more time and work than an honors level course.  Students are required to take an AP exam administered in May for each AP course. Students who choose not to take the AP exam will not receive the AP weighted points to their overall GPA on their high school transcript.

What are AP Exams?

AP exams are administered in May each year. An AP exam is usually three hours long per and consists of multiple choice and essay questions requiring problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills. Exams are marked on a five point scale. 5-extremely well-qualified, 4-well-qualified, 3-qualified, 2-possibly qualified, 1-no recommendation. Test scores are released to students and student designated colleges in July. Universities differ on the score needed to attain college credit. Students should refer to university requirements.

AP Scoring

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