Advanced Placement

What is Advanced Placement?

Are you ready for a unique learning experience that will help you succeed in college? Each year, students around the world who want to learn and achieve at the highest level become AP students. Through AP's college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admissions process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world. AP courses are college-level courses taught with very rigorous demands and expectations, but these courses are excellent preparation for the university experience. Edgewood ISD is in the process of building vertical teams and developing plans to ensure student success in every content area and on every test.


Why Participate?

With more than 30 coures and exams across multiple subject areas, AP offers something for everyone. Here are just a few reasons to sign up:

Earn College Credit and Advanced Placement

  • Receive recognition by more than 90 percent of colleges in the United States and colleges in more than 60 other countries, which grant credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam grades.
  • Have time to move into upper-level courses in your field of interest, pursue a double major, or study abroad.
  • Design a college experience that suits you and gives you the flexibility to get the most out of your college years.

Stand Out in the College Admissions Process

  • Demonstrate your maturity and readiness for college.
  • Show your willingness to take the most rigorous courses available to you.
  • Emphasize your commitment to academic excellence.

Gain Skills that Will Help You Succeed in College

  • Get a head start on college-level work.
  • Improve your writing skills and sharpen your problem-solving techniques.
  • Develop the study habits necessary for tackling rigorous course work.

Broaden Your Intellectual Horizons

  • Be part of a community of students and educators who are passionate, curious, and committed to academic excellence
  • Engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively
  • Take courses that are developed by leading professors to reflect the level of learning happening at colleges throughout the country

How Do I Enroll?

Once you've decided to take the AP challenge it's easy to enroll.

  • Talk to an AP teacher or the AP Coordinator at your school about the course you want to take. Discuss the course's workload and any preparation you might need.
  • Next, talk to your counselor about taking AP courses
  • Edgewood ISD, like the College Board, believes in open enrollment for AP courses--however, students must understand the required rigor, time, and effort that will be required to achieve success in AP courses
AP and the Cost of College
Bertha Ortiz, Ph.D.
Advanced Academics Specialist

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Department
210-444-8110 Ext. 1084
FAX: 210-444-8143