Advanced Placement (AP)
As stated in the College Board Advanced Placement Guide:
"The Advanced Placement Program is a cooperative educational endeavor of secondary schools and colleges and universities. Through AP courses, high school students engage in college-level study; through the AP Exams, they demonstrate and confirm their mastery of particular subjects."
In recent years the AP program has expanded from just two course offerings to twelve; including Calculus AB, Chemistry, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Comparative Government and Politics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology, Physics C, Spanish Literature, and World History.
Students have been the driving force behind the expansion of the ASFM AP program. They recognize the value in obtaining dual credit (high school and college) for an AP course taken in high school and ask for more AP course offerings each year.
Yearly, ASFM offers an average of fifteen different AP exams in various subject areas. ASFM has about 120 students in grades 9-12 taking about 250 AP exams over a two-week period each May. Each AP exam is graded on a five-point scale and our students are averaging a score of three or higher on most exams and a score above the national average score for all students taking each exam. The ASFM student results on these exams is evidence of the hard work and dedication by both students and teachers involved in the ASFM AP Program.
Use these links to see our latest AP exam results by exam for last May or our history of ASFM AP exam results. For more information about the Advanced Placement Program at ASFM (current AP courses, exam ordering, exam dates, etc.) contact the Office of Curriculum and Instruction at the middle/high school campus.
For more information from the College Board about the Advanced Placement Program go to the following web sites: