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Advanced Placement

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) prides itself in helping students reach and exceed their academic goals. DoDEA's main goal in offering Advanced Placement courses is to help students earn college credit while preparing them for the academic course load of college.

Advanced Placement courses are a great way to jumpstart a student's college career while earning college level credits. The College Board offers 30 AP courses and exams for students in multiple subject areas. These courses allow students to potentially earn college credit while developing the time management, study skills and discipline that they will need when they start college.

Who Should Take AP?

Advanced Placement courses often come with a common misconception-that they are only available to high achieving students. The reality is that any student can enroll in an AP course regardless of physical or mental blocks that the student might feel may be preventing them from taking AP.

Since AP is geared toward preparing students for college, all students interested in attending a college or university should really consider taking an AP course. However, students must decide on whether or not their schedules can accommodate the rigorous amount of time and dedication needed to take an AP course.

Contact Information: 

DoDEA Advanced Placement Coordinator
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1400