ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM
Wilson High School has a long successful history of offering students college-level Advanced Placement (AP) courses. These courses and exams give Wilson students an edge:
· Rigorous courses provide thorough preparation for college.
· Nationally recognized AP standards make your transcript stand out in the college admissions process.
· Scores of 3 or more may earn credit or advanced standing at many colleges and universities
· Your investment in AP exams could save you money during college and/or allow you to advance toward your degree.
Advanced Placement International Diploma
An option with AP that students may want to take advantage of here at Wilson is the Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID). It is a globally recognized certificate for students who think they may want 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 plus 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, it challenges a student to display exceptional achievement on AP Exams across several disciplines.
To earn an APID, students must earn grades 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.
2. One AP Exam designated as offering a global perspective: World History and Comparative Government and Politics.
3. One exam from the sciences or mathematics content areas.
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.
Wilson High School offers all the AP courses necessary to prepare to examine in these five areas. What a student must do is indicate on at least one AP Exam answer sheet that the results should be sent to a university outside the United States. For more information on the APID, go to http://international.collegeboard.org/programs/apid