Advanced Placement & AP Capstone
What is Advanced Placement?
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a challenging academic program designed to provide motivated high school students with college-level academic courses.
Established in 1955 by the College Board in the USA, the AP Program is considered a standard for academic excellence in the United States.
AP courses with qualifying exam grades are accepted for credit, advanced placement or both, by most American colleges and universities.
In addition, AP courses and exam grades are used in the admissions process in more than 400 universities outside of the United States. Students enrolled in an AP course at ISPS are required to take the AP exam in May.
The AP curriculum for each of the various subjects is created for the College Board by a panel of experts and college-level educators in each field of study. For a high school course to have the AP designation, the course must be audited by the College Board to ascertain that it satisfies the AP curriculum.
At ISPS most AP courses are taught by teachers at the school while some are offered through our online service provider, Wisconsin Virtual School.