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Advanced Placement (AP)


What is the AP Program?

The AP Program is a collaborative effort among motivated students, dedicated teachers, and committed high schools, colleges, and universities. Sixty percent of U.S. high schools currently participate n the AP Program, and most colleges and universities have an AP policy granting incoming students credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam grades.

As an intermediary among participating institutions, the AP Program:

  • Chooses college faculty and secondary school AP teachers to develop college-level course descriptions and exams, and facilitates this development.
  • Administers and scores exams based on the learning goals described in the AP Course Descriptions.
  • Sends grade reports to students, schools, and designated colleges.
  • Prepares publications, online materials, and other resources to supplement and support AP activities.
  • Provides conferences, consultants, and curricular materials to help interested schools establish college-level courses.
  • Assists schools and teachers in their efforts to prepare students through Pre-AP initiatives.
  • Conducts research and strives to develop new services and products that enhance quality education.

Each year, an increasing number of parents, students, teachers, high schools, and colleges and universities turn to the AP Program as a model of educational excellence.

Green Forest Intermediate School offers Pre-AP courses beginning at the 6th grade. These courses replace the old honors classes and are the beginning courses which students can take as they prepare for the AP course in High School.

Green Forest High School offers Pre-AP and AP courses in the core curriculum area of English, math, science and social studies.

For more information on Pre-AP and AP courses, please contact your building Counselor.