Advanced Placement (AP) Program in Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD
SCUCISD has open enrollment for Advanced Placement (AP) courses. All students who are willing and academically prepared to accept the challenge of a rigorous academic curriculum should consider taking an AP course.
AP Program Information
The AP Program enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. The program consists of college-level courses developed by the AP Program that high schools can choose to offer, and corresponding exams that are administered once a year.
AP Learner Profile
Advanced Placement courses provide college level studies for high school students who desire and are ready to do college level work. These students demonstrate a strong curiosity about the subject and a willingness to engage in critical reading and writing. AP courses are taught using college level materials and strategies that will prepare students to take the College Board Advanced Placement Examinations in May. Because of the intensity of AP courses, students should expect the pace and academic rigor of AP classes to be more stringent than regular classes at the same grade level.
Curriculum and Assessment in AP
The AP Program provides teachers with a detailed set of expectations about what content a college-level course in that subject should cover. AP teachers design their own syllabi with these standards in mind. College Board reviews each course design through a process called the AP Course Audit before authorizing courses. Each AP course concludes with an AP Exam. These assessments are designed by the same expert committee that designed the course expectations. The exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5 by college and university professors and experienced AP teachers.
College Admissions and Credit Policies
AP exam scores are accepted throughout the nation at both public and private universities. Most U.S. colleges offer credit for AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.