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Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement Courses and the College Board:  According to the College Board, “Students who want to learn and achieve at the highest level become AP students. Through AP's college-level courses and exams, students can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admissions process and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated and inspiring teachers in the world.”  AP courses are weighted 1.0 quality point above College Preparatory courses per one unit of credit. Beaufort County high schools offer a wide variety of AP courses and exams across the district.

The College Board lists the following advantages for AP students:

  • Receive recognition from more than 3,600 colleges and universities that annually receive AP Exam scores.
  • Over 90% of 4-year colleges in the U.S. provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores.
  • Have time to move into upper-level courses in your field of interest, pursue a double major, or study abroad.
  • Design a college experience that suits you and gives you the flexibility to get the most out of your college years.
  • Demonstrate your maturity and readiness for college.
  • Show your willingness to take the most rigorous courses available to you.
  • Emphasize your commitment to academic excellence.
  • Get a head start on college-level work.
  • Improve your writing skills and sharpen your problem-solving techniques.
  • Develop the study habits necessary for tackling rigorous course work.

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