College Board, which is a nonprofit corporation, runs the advanced placement (AP) program. SAT and similar tests are also provided by the College Board. In Canada, and United States there are approximately above one million AP test-takers every year.
These AP classes are provided in more than thirty subjects, but all classes are not at every location. The classes are usually thought to be equivalent with requirements at the college -level. They also have a thorough curriculum.
These classes are available in subjects like chemistry, calculus, US and world history, studio art and different languages. But approximately four classes have been dropped since 2000 due to a current decrease in funding.
AP credit is specifically given on the basis of the scores in the exam, allowing home-schooled students or the ones from schools where AP courses are not available to still get the opportunity to participate in the program. Participating in the course is suggested but individual study can also help the student to get prepared for the AP exam. To sign up for AP exams you can contact the local school district and ask to talk to the coordinator of AP, in case you are not able to take the course.
These exams are provided in May, once every year. It is suggested to take AP classes in high school. This will permit you to receive grades for college credit. You can also get another chance in case you fail. These classes are a little difficult, but give you a superb chance to get a jump on your college education. These classes are more demanding than usual high school courses. They are more rewarding and engaging for advanced students. The curriculum of AP classes help to prepare students for the work intensity predictable at the university level. They also provide an opportunity to explore subjects the students enjoy in a focused way before entering college.
Grading of AP tests is done on curve, taking the lowest and the five highest score. The majority of colleges judge a score of three or higher to be a passing grade. These scores are mailed to your high school, to you and to the university requested by you as well.