Advanced Placement (AP) Program

Advanced Placement (AP)

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, 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. 

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AP International Diploma (APID)

The school offers a number of College Board advanced placement classes. We encourage students at QSI to challenge themselves by taking AP courses, as they progress through the secondary program. College Board offers an AP International Diploma that is globally recognized. It requires students to display mastery on AP Exams across several disciplines, and represents an exceptional level of achievement.

“The APID is available to all students throughout the globe. As the APID requires a score of 3 or higher on five AP Exams, it allows students to demonstrate that they have exceeded most university entry requirements, and some of the most competitive scholarship awards consider students’ AP Exam scores. Many universities also use AP Exam scores to place students into honors classes.” (College Board)

APID Criteria

Students must earn a score of 3 or higher on five or more total AP Exams, based on the exam criteria requirements listed within each of the content areas below.Exams taken multiple times will only count one; the highest score will be used for award calculation.

From the moment you enter an AP classroom, you’ll notice the difference—in the teacher’s approach to the subject, in the attitude of your classmates, in the way you start to think. In AP classrooms, the focus is not on memorizing facts and figures. Instead you’ll engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.