Advanced Placement Program in New Haven Public Schools
District AP Coordinator- Linda Powell
A College Board entity which oversees AP classes and AP Exams
· A collaboration among motivated students, dedicated and highly-trained teachers, and committed high schools, colleges, and universities
· A rigorous set of university-level courses and exams which allow high schools students to earn college credit while still in high school
· Every college-bound junior and senior
· Every student who wants a highly-challenging academic course
What are the academic benefits of the AP Program?
· Learn the subject in greater depth
· Develop analytical reasoning skills
· Form disciplined study habits
· Gain confidence by meeting challenge of university-level course
· Gain experience of university-level work with support of high school
· AP courses earn higher points in determining GPA
· Earn College Board AP Scholar status
What are the college benefits from AP courses?
· Many colleges and universities award credit or placement for qualifying scores of 3 or higher on the AP Exam-check each institution’s credit policy at www.collegeboard.com/ap/creditpolicy
· Success in AP courses on student transcripts important factor in college admissions
· According to the College Board, research shows that students who successfully complete AP courses earn higher GPA in college and graduate earlier
What it cost to take AP classes/AP exams?
· There is no cost to students – NHPS, the College Board, and the State of Connecticut pay the $84 exam fee for every student