The Fairfax Christian School offers a variety of AP classes every year. These courses both teach the subject material and prepare students to take the official AP exams. Students and parents can appreciate the advantages and challenges of our AP classes.
AP stands for Advanced Placement. In practical terms, this means that an AP course covers material at a college level. Since they are more challenging, AP courses are recommended for High School students with a strong work ethic and good time management skills.
The advantage of AP courses goes beyond High School. Most prestigious U.S. universities accept high scores on the official AP exams as college credit. For instance, Yale University equates a score of 4 or higher on the AP Calculus BC exam to a passing grade in their MATH 112 course. Students who earn high marks on the APs may be able to skip many entry-level courses at their chosen institution. This credit saves students time and tuition, allowing them to progress more quickly toward their degree.
AP courses are equivalent to college courses in content level and academic rigor. Students who take AP classes in high school are more prepared for the challenges of higher education. The admissions departments of colleges and universities recognize this preparation when they see AP credits on a student’s high school transcript.
Students looking for a challenge and a head start on college should consider AP courses.