Advanced Placement

American program with college-level classes offered to high school students

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Advanced Placement (AP) is a program in the United States and Canada created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations. The AP curriculum for each of the various subjects is created for the College Board by a panel of experts and college-level educators in that field of study. For a high school course to have the designation, the course must be audited by the College Board to ascertain that it satisfies the AP curriculum. If the course is approved, the school may use the AP designation and the course will be publicly listed on the AP Course Ledger.


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Alex Brandon/AP Testing for the novel coronavirus needs to be doubled before the US can consider easing restrictions in order to reopen the economy, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci. Fauci, the nation's..

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