|AP Course Information||AP Exam Schedule & Directions||Additional Information|
|2012 -2013 AP Courses
AP Application (Rising 10th-12th)
|2013 AP Exam Schedule
Late Exam Schedule
|2012 Advanced Placement Scholars
College Board AP Course Descriptions
|Pre AP/AP ACCEL|
About Our Program
Lawton Chiles High School is proud of its academic achievements. Chiles has been ranked in the Top 10 comprehensive high schools in the state of Florida based on Advanced Placement and FCAT scores. To meet the academic needs of our student body, our administration and faculty have created over 25 AP courses, which students may take from 9th through 12th grade.
WHAT IS THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) PROGRAM?The Advanced Placement Program was initiated in 1955. Sponsored by The College Board, The Advanced Placement Program (AP) enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. Based on their performance on rigorous AP examinations, students can earn credit, advanced placement, or both, for college.
AP Points of Interest“…One of the best standard predictors of academic success at Harvard is performance on Advanced Placement Examinations.”
In a study of Yale University freshmen and sophomores, Burnham and Hewitt found that AP students achieved higher first-year grades than did the average matriculate. They also noted that there was a positive relationship between freshman and sophomore course grades and the level of the corresponding AP Exam grade.
BENEFITS of AP Courses· The AP Program is best known for giving high school students the opportunity to earn college credit, to save on college tuition, and even to graduate early from college. But AP offers students many additional benefits as well.
· Currently, AP courses are taught in over 18,000 U.S. high schools. In 2012, more than three million AP exams were given .
· Over 90% of the nation's colleges and universities have an AP policy granting incoming students credit, placement, or both, for qualifying AP examination grades. AP prepares students to succeed in college.
· AP courses can help you acquire the skills and habits you'll need to be successful in college. You'll improve your writing skills, sharpen your ability to solve problems analytically, develop your critical reading skills, and develop time management skills, discipline, and study habits. –College Board
· AP students learn from experienced educators who are highly trained in AP curriculum and teaching methods. Many of these educators hold a master's degree and/or National Board Certification in their subject area.
WHY ENROLL IN AP?· Completing solid academic core courses in high school is more strongly correlated with a student's attainment of a bachelor's degree than high school test scores, grade point average, or class rank. High school seniors who took no AP courses graduated from college at a rate of only 33% by age 30.
· Those students who took only one AP course nearly doubled the likelihood of graduation to 59%.
· Students who took two or more AP courses raised the likelihood to 76%.
For further information, please contact:
Calli Pickens- Advanced Placement Coordinator
Jan Dunlap- Director of Advanced Placement
Nancy Watson - AP ACCEL Coordinator