Advanced Placement International Diploma
In addition to the courses offered through the Advanced Placement program at Ida B Wells, students may choose to pursue the Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID). It is a globally recognized certificate for students who may plan to apply to a university outside of the United States. This includes Canada, The Americas, South Africa, Asia, and the Pacific including China, Australia, Europe and Near East South Asia. It is recognized as part of the admission process at such schools as University of British Columbia, London Metropolitan University, Royal Academy of Music, London, and University of St. Andrews, and many more. The APID is not a substitute for a high school diploma, but rather provides additional certification of outstanding academic excellence.
Similar to an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, the APID challenges a student to display exceptional achievement by taking AP Exams across several disciplines.
To earn an APID, students must earn scores of three or higher on at least FIVE AP exams
in the following content areas:
1. Two AP Exams from two different languages selected from English and/or world languages. Ida B. Wells offers AP courses in English, Spanish and French.
2. One AP Exam designated as offering a global perspective: World History, Human Geography, and Comparative Government and Politics.
3. One exam from the sciences or mathematics content areas: AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics.
4. One (or two) additional exam(s) from among any content areas except English and world languages. These include the content areas already described as well as history and social sciences and the arts: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, US History, World History, U.S. Government and Politics, Comparative Government and Politics, Psychology, Music Theory, Studio Art: Drawing, Studio Art: 2-D Design, Ceramics.