• Advanced Placement Program
    College Board administers 35 Advanced Placement* (AP) courses and exams across 20 subject areas. Collegiate Academy offers more than 20 AP courses to students. The only requirements are a strong curiosity about the subject of the course and the willingness to work hard. During the course of a four-year high school career at Collegiate Academy, students are expected to take three Advanced Placement Courses. Through AP exams, students have the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation’s colleges and universities.
    College Board lists these advantages of taking AP courses:
    • Provide a head start on college-level work.
    • Improve writing skills and sharpen problem-solving techniques.
    • Develop the study habits necessary for tackling rigorous course work.
    • Demonstrate maturity and readiness for college.
    • Show willingness of student to push to the limit.
    • Emphasize commitment to academic excellence.
    • Explore the world from a variety of perspectives, most importantly the student’s.
    • Study subjects in greater depth and detail.
    • Assume the responsibility of reasoning, analyzing, and understanding.
    • Recent research shows that the single most important indicator of a student’s potential for success in college is the rigor of his/her high school coursework.
    AP Exams are a significant part of the AP Program and students are expected to take the exam. Courses are taught by AP trained, dedicated teachers who lay the groundwork for student success on the exams.
    We recognize the additional rigor of Advanced Placement courses by allowing students taking Advanced Placement courses to schedule a one semester academic enhancement for each two Advanced Placement courses; no more than one academic enhancement per semester may be scheduled.
    For answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Advanced Placement Program, please visit the College Board website.
    *Advanced Placement Program is a registered trademark of the College Board.