AP® Program

Empowering Exceptional Students

At K12 Private Academy, we offer a selection of Advanced Placement (AP)® classes for high school students who crave a more significant challenge. This nationally recognized program is operated by the College Board, offering a unique curriculum for academically accomplished students.

How can AP® courses help me?

This rigorous program is recognized during the college admissions process, offers interesting class choices, and students can sometimes use their AP® test scores to earn college credit, depending on the policies of their institute of higher education.

Our virtual classroom combines the convenience of a flexible environment with a robust set of digital tools. Students attend live online classes as usual, but with more difficult topics, lesson plans, and assignments. AP® classes online are available in sessions that are one or two semesters long, and students enrolled in these classes have access to AP® exam prep and AP® exams.

The following classes are offered on a single semester basis:

  • Macroeconomics

  • Microeconomics

  • Psychology

  • U.S. Government

The following classes are offered on a two-semester, or full academic year, basis:

  • Art History

  • Biology

  • Calculus AB

  • Chemistry

  • Computer Science A

  • Computer Science Principles

  • English Language

  • English Literature

  • Environmental Science

  • French

  • Statistics

  • Spanish Language

  • U.S. History

  • World History

AP® exams are offered each year in May. These exams are designed to test the mastery of the coursework. Students earn a score from 1 to 5. Depending on the score earned, classes may be eligible for college credit. Generally, a 3 is considered a passing score, and most colleges accept a score of 4 or 5 for credit.

Students may prepare for their AP® exams by utilizing an AP® Exam Review. This review is offered to AP® online students for most courses at no additional charge. It uses a diagnostic tool that pushes students rapidly through the material. It helps show students where they need to improve so they can focus their studies. Supplemental exam preparation is also available in their instructor’s AP® Classroom in College Board.

Students who crave a more challenging educational path find significant benefits in the AP® courses online offered at K12 Private Academy. Students:

  • Experience a new challenge that engages the mind and inspires critical thinking

  • Access unique courses that add interest and intrigue

  • Potentially earn college credit

The Advanced Placement® International Diploma

K12 Private Academy students studying outside of the United States have the option of working toward the Advanced Placement® International Diploma (APID). This globally recognized certificate is also available for U.S. high school students who are applying to universities in other countries.

Students don’t have to apply for this certificate. It’s automatically awarded once a student has met the necessary requirements. Students receive an email from the College Board when they’ve earned their APID.

To be eligible for an APID, students must:

  • Score a 3 or higher on 5+ AP® exams (if a student takes an exam multiple times, the highest score is used)
  • Attend a school outside the U.S. or U.S. territories or send AP® scores to a university outside of the U.S.
  • Fulfill 4 content areas: 2 eligible world language or English exams, 1 exam offering a global perspective, 1 exam in the sciences or mathematics, 1 additional exam
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How to Join the AP® Program

Ready to get started in online high school with AP® classes? Learn more about our comprehensive academics and contact us to take the next step.

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