VISION OF THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM
The AP College Board defines the AP Program as “a collaborative effort among motivated students, dedicated teachers, and committed high schools, colleges, and universities. Since its inception in 1955, the AP Program has allowed millions of students in thousands of schools worldwide to take college-level courses and exams, and to earn college credit or placement while still in high school.” Port Charlotte High School is committed to providing students opportunities to experience these rigorous and academically demanding courses. While AP courses may be offered in the same subject area as the standard curriculum, the AP curriculum may vary from the standard curriculum content since that content is based upon College Board guidelines. In general, AP courses are more specialized and go into greater depth than regular courses in the same subject area. AP courses provide a curriculum which culminates in a national examination in May. Students earning acceptable scores on the AP exam earn college credit as determined by their respective colleges or universities. It is required that students enrolled in AP classes take the AP exam offered in May of each school year.