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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Advanced Placement

isp4Advanced placement (AP) courses are college level courses designed for high school students. These courses are offered by the College Board in the United States, and aim at preparing students to rigorous college level courses, where the can actually obtain college credit, besides optimizing their favorability in many local and most American Universities in the world.ap
Research has shown that students who have taken AP courses in their high school years are more likely to succeed in their freshman year at college, and are more likely to graduate on time than other students who have not passed through the AP experience. Here are some advantages of AP:

  • You can earn college credit for these course, and yet get ahead on college-level work
  • You college admission process indicates your commitment to academic excellence.
  • You develop rigorous college-level study habits and skills.
  • You overview the most updated pieces of knowledge and research.
  • You engage in 21st century learning skills.

AP exam grades are reported on a 5-point scale as follows:

5      Extremely Well Qualified 90 – 100

4      Well Qualified 80 – 90

3      Qualified 70 – 80

2      Possibly Qualified 60 – 70

1      No Recommendation < 60

Students who earn a 3 or more on an AP exam are generally considered to be qualified to receive college credit in many American universities around the world.

The ISP prepares students to take AP exams in many subject areas in their senior years; yet, taking the AP exam is optional to any student in the ISP. Furthermore, DAS fully manages the administration to all AP exams on its premises. Students wishing to take AP exams should approach the ISP Director in writing of their interest of taking AP exams in the school. These students should make this communication by specifying the AP exams to be taken, paying the exam’s and exam’s management fee at the school’s Finance Department before the end of the first semester of each academic year.