The College Board has created the Advanced Placement (AP) program to offer college-level courses to students in High School. The AP curricula for the courses is created by college level educators in the area and the courses are then taught by high school teachers who must have their course approved by The College Board.
Taking an AP course shows a college that a student is taking the most challenging curriculum available to them. Students can also receive college credit for AP courses with a sufficient score on the AP exam for that course. The exams are scored on a five point scale and generally scores of 3 and higher are considered acceptable for credit, however, each college has their own credit policy. For information about individual colleges and AP scores, click here.
EABH is also one of a select group of schools to offer the AP Capstone program and consequently the AP Capstone diploma. In order to earn the diploma, students must take and pass (with a 3 or higher) AP Seminar, AP Research, as well as four other AP exams of their choice. AP Seminar and AP Research develop students’ skills in research, analysis, evidence-based arguments, collaboration, writing, and presenting without a discipline specific focus.
EABH offers the following AP courses taught by EABH instructors at the following grade levels:
|Grade 9||Grade 10||Grade 11||Grade 12|
|AP Human Geography||AP World History|
AP Spanish Language & Culture
|AP US History|
AP English Language & Composition
|AP Comparative Government|
AP English Literature & Composition
AP Calculus AB
AP Environmental Science
* Part of the AP Capstone program
For courses that EABH does not currently offer, students can enroll through external organizations such as K12 or VHS. Some of the AP courses students have taken through other programs include: AP Psychology, AP French Language and Culture, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, ,AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics, AP Statistics AP Computer Science Principles, and AP Computer Science A.
Finally, students may take an AP exam without ever having taken an AP course. This is most frequently done by students who speak a language other than English and take the AP exam in this language.
For more information about AP, visit https://ap.collegeboard.org/.