The Advanced Placement (AP) Program offers qualified TASIS students the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting. Students who participate in the program can earn college credit based on their AP exam scores.
TASIS offers AP courses based on interest. Courses over the past few years have included Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, Statistics, Studio Art: 2-D Design Portfolio, Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio, United States Government and Politics, and United States History. All students who take AP courses are encouraged to take the examinations in the subject, and many students choose to self-study for additional exams.
More than 90 percent of US colleges and universities give credit to AP students, and half of these institutions offer sophomore standing to students with a sufficient number of qualifying grades. AP exam scores are used as admissions criteria for many institutions outside the US. AP language examinations are also often accepted as sufficient proof of required English language fluency.
Learn about how students have done on recent AP exams by reading the following articles:
- TASIS Students Excel on 2020 AP Exams (2020)
- TASIS AP Program Continues To Thrive (2019)
- Fifteen TASIS Students Earn AP Scholar Awards (2018)
- An Analysis of the 2017 IB and AP Scores
- AP Calculus Students Achieve Perfection—and Other Highlights from the 2016 AP Exams
- The State of the IB and AP at TASIS (2015)
For more information about the AP program at TASIS, contact AP Coordinator Kerry Venchus.