Advanced Placement AP
AP Subjects at Wilson
What is the College Board?
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, The College Board is composed of more than 5,700 schools, colleges, universities and their educational organizations. Each year the College Board serves seven million students an their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,800 colleges through major programs and services in college readiness, college admission, guidance, assessment, financial and enrollment,. Among it's recognized programs are the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, the Advanced Placement Program (AP), SpringBoard and ACCUPLACER. The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities and concerns.
For further information, visit www.collegeboard.com
What is the AP Program?
AP* enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school-Through more than 30 college-level courses, each culminating in a rigorous exam, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit and/or advanced placement. Taking AP courses also demonstrates to college admission officers that students have sought out the most rigorous curriculum available to them.
Talented and dedicated AP teachers help students in AP courses develop and apply the skills, abilities and content knowledge they will need later in college. Each AP course is modeled upon a comparable college course, and college and university faculty play a vital role in ensuring that AP courses align with college-level standards.