AP Placement Criteria
To be placed in an AP course, students must earn a B (85%) average or higher for both semesters of an honors course in the same subject matter and prerequisite courses and teacher recommendation. Another option is to earn an A (93%) average or higher for both semesters of regular course in the same subject matter, prerequisite courses and a teacher recommendation.
Additionally, all students must earn an 80% or higher on an AP-style multiple choice practice test (if applicable) and submit an AP-style writing sample to be reviewed by the course instructor (if applicable).
High school students at IFS wishing to take college-level coursework may do so by enrolling in AP courses. Students pursue these academically challenging courses and exams to earn college credit or advanced placement. If the student completes the course and takes the Advanced Placement examination, the AP designation will automatically be entered on the permanent record card. At IFS, all students enrolled in an AP course are required to take the AP exam in the spring. The criteria for enrolling in AP courses can be found in the course offerings packet.
Currently, the IFS AP program offers the following courses for students to enroll in:
|AP Biology||AP Environmental Science||AP Physics||AP US History|
|AP Language & Composition||AP World History||AP Economics||AP Literature & Composition|
|AP Psychology||AP Calculus AB & BC||AP Chemistry||AP Geography|
|AP Statistics||AP Computers|
Students interested in registering for an AP course must sign the AP contract. Parents of those students must also sign this contract which is located at the end of this booklet.
The official AP website – www.apstudent.collegeboard.org/home
A guide to AP courses for parents – www.apstudent.collegeboard.org/exploreap/for-parents
The AP exam schedule – www.apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/ap-calendar