The Advanced Placement (AP) Advantage


Advanced Placement (AP) is the leading academic program in the United States for high performing students seeking to gain entrance into top universities and to earn university credit in high school, typically in Grades 10-12.  AP courses are year-long, externally examined university level classes designed for high school students to prepare them for university study.  For international school students planning to study at top universities in North America, Europe, and around the world, AP has several distinctive advantages:

Flexibility: AP courses are offered on a course-by-course basis, and students can choose to take only a few AP courses or to take an ambitious sequence of courses.  Because the AP program does not require a specific sequence of courses, students can cater their program to their specific interests or university goals.

Rigor: Students enrolled in AP courses should expect to work hard and to have that work recognized.  AP classes are designed to challenge students in their communication, problem solving, and analytical skills and support the mastery of content knowledge.

Recognition: More than 3,000 universities in the United States and worldwide award course credit for AP coursework, and even more universities will admit students with a particular sequence of AP courses in lieu of the required national certificate or IB diploma.

Why should I consider taking my AP courses at ISKR?

All AP courses at ISKR are offered in-house by qualified, experienced faculty. ISKR offers AP courses on an annually rotating basis, ensuring that faculty can focus on a select number of courses each year, and that students have access to a range of options over the course of their time at ISKR.

2013-2014 AP Courses
AP World History
AP Physics B (Now Physics 1 and Physics 2)
AP English Literature & Composition
AP Calculus AB

2014-2015 AP Courses
AP Comparative Government & Politics
AP French Language & Culture
AP Microeconomics
AP Spanish Language & Culture
AP English Literature & Composition
AP Calculus AB

2015-2016 Anticipated AP Offerings
AP Comparative Government & Politics
AP French Language & Culture
AP Macroeconomics
AP Spanish Language & Culture
AP English Language & Composition
AP Calculus AB
AP Biology

AP Capstone Diploma: Currently under review
The AP program is offering an exciting new interdisciplinary, scholarly research-based diploma program called the AP Capstone Diploma. Students take an individually selected series of AP courses over 2-3 years, including the following capstone courses: AP Seminar and AP Research

For more information about the AP Capstone Diploma, review the AP Capstone Brochure or visit their website.

For More Information
Click on the links below for more information about the AP program:
Why Choose AP?
AP: A World Class Academic Experience.
AP: An International Program, A Global Credential
AP Program Guide
Comparison of Advance Placement (AP) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program .
The official AP Students website