Advanced Placement Program in New Haven Public Schools
Supervisor – Dr. Dolores Garcia-Blocker
District AP Coordinator- Linda Powell
- 21 different AP courses offered in NHPS
- currently, 650 NHPS students take 1050 classes / AP exams
- one or more AP class(es) offered in every New Haven high school
- every NHPS AP teacher College Board “authorized” to teach AP class(es)
What is the Advanced Placement (AP) Program?
- A College Board entity which oversees AP classes and AP Exams
- A collaboration among motivated students, dedicated and highly-trained teachers, and committed high schools, colleges, and universities
- A rigorous set of university-level courses and exams which allow high schools students to earn college credit while still in high school
Who should be involved in the AP Program?
- Every college-bound junior and senior
- Every student who wants a highly-challenging academic course
What are the academic benefits of the AP Program?
- Learn the subject in greater depth
- Develop analytical reasoning skills
- Form disciplined study habits
- Gain confidence by meeting challenge of university-level course
- Gain experience of university-level work with support of high school
- AP courses earn higher points in determining GPA
- Earn College Board AP Scholar status
What are the college benefits from AP courses?
- Many colleges and universities award credit or placement for qualifying scores of 3 or higher on the AP Exam-check each institution’s credit policy at www.collegeboard.com/ap/creditpolicy
- Success in AP courses on student transcripts important factor in college admissions
- According to the College Board, research shows that students who successfully complete AP courses earn higher GPA in college and graduate earlier
What does it cost to take AP classes/AP exams?
- There is no cost to students – NHPS, the College Board, and the State of Connecticut pay the $87. exam fee for every student