AP Data - 2015-2016 School Year
Data for the current school year is updated as soon as it is available
More than15,000 seats were filled with Anne Arundel County students in Advanced Placement (AP) courses during the 2015-2016 school year, and 92 percent of those students sat for AP exams.
Currently, each of AACPS’ 12 comprehensive high schools – plus Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School and the Phoenix Academy – offers AP courses. These courses allow students to experience the academic rigor of college, challenging them to think and express themselves at a highly advanced level.
AP exam scores range from a low of 1 to a high of 5. Based on AP exam scores, students may earn college credits prior to enrolling in college. Although AP credit policies vary depending on the college or university, an AP exam score of 3 or better frequently allows a student to receive college credit, or allow a student to qualify for “advanced” or “honors” college courses instead of entry-level courses. More importantly, AP courses expose students to the depth, rigor, and complexity of college courses while they are still in high school. Regardless of the scores they earn, students who complete AP courses and sit for AP exams are more likely to attend college and earn a degree.