There are over 30 AP courses offered in high schools in the arts, English, history, math, sciences and world languages. AP (for Advanced Placement) is a trademark of College Board, the same folks who bring us the SAT and PSAT exams. AP courses teach college-level material to advanced high school students. Each year in early May, there are 30+ AP exams scheduled at schools over a two-week period.
The AP exams are usually two to three hours long with multiple-choice questions and free response (typically essay) questions. The scoring scale is from 1 to 5, with 5 as the top score. Some colleges allow students to get credit for a college course if they score 4 or 5 on an AP exam. In more cases, colleges use AP scores as guidelines for placement, waiving prerequisites and allowing students to start advanced courses sooner. Some highly selective colleges require successful applicants to have a minimum number of AP courses on their high school transcripts in order to demonstrate they can handle a rigorous course load.
At Dogwood, we help AP students with one-on-one tutoring throughout the school year to stay on top of the challenging curriculum. Our expert tutors also help students prepare for each May exam by prioritizing and reviewing the topics covered. And we teach key test-taking strategies to approach the AP exam more methodically. Using practice tests and other materials, we provide valuable review and practice exercises to prepare students for test day.
Call Dogwood today at 678-735-7555 to help your student get ready for the AP exams in May. Click here for the 2017 AP exam schedule.