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Advanced Placement

By giving student’s the opportunity to explore what interests them the most, Advanced Placement (AP) courses will help them find and pursue their unique direction. There are more than 30 AP courses, each one of which connects directly to a wide variety of college majors and careers.  AP courses also help students transform the subjects they are enthusiastic about into fulfilling futures.

Advanced Placement (AP) courses follow a very rigorous, college-level curriculum which is determined by the College Board and is the same all over the country. The textbooks used and the concepts taught are far more demanding than regular high school level courses. Studies have shown that high school students who have stepped up to the AP challenge perform better at college. As a result, college admissions officers usually screen for students who have taken Advanced Placement courses.

AP Exams - Earn College Credit

At the end of the school year, students take a standardized AP exam. These exams generally include challenging multiple-choice questions, as well as essays and other forms of assessment, according to the subject studied. Students who score a 3, 4 or 5 on these exams receive credit at most colleges and universities around the country.

For students who are interested in continuing their education, we highly recommend Advanced Placement courses or other challenging curriculum options, such as the International Baccalaureate program at Choctawhatchee High School, the Career and Technical Education program college-level courses, and dual-enrollment courses, offered in partnership with Okaloosa Walton College.

Courses Offered

The Okaloosa County School District is pleased to offer a variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses at every high school in the district. These courses follow a very rigorous, college-level curriculum which is determined by the College Board and is the same all over the country. The textbooks used and the concepts taught are far more demanding than regular high school level courses. Studies have shown that high school students who have stepped up to the AP challenge perform better at college. As a result, college admissions officers usually screen for students who have taken Advanced Placement courses.

The size of the high school naturally impacts the number of courses the school is able to offer. Every high school in Okaloosa County is committed to increasing the availability and quality of their AP courses.

Please contact your child's high school to see which AP courses are offered.

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