Why Take AP?
A study done in 2008 by the College Board (http://professionals.collegeboard.com/profdownload/ap-exam-promo-flyer-2009.pdf) found that students who took AP in high school had better four-year graduation rates in college than those who did not take an AP course.
This study found that graduation rates for AP English Literature students were 62 percent higher than graduation rates for students who took other English courses in high school. This is just one of the many reasons that students may chose to enroll in an AP course students. The following PDF gives more information about the benefits of enrolling in AP.
The Benefits of Taking AP
Courses 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.
If your child is thinking of enrolling in an AP class, here are some things to consider about the benefits of taking an AP course.
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