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Advanced Placement Courses
AP courses differ in content and intensity from most high school courses. Students should expect work that is similar to a freshman-level college course. Based on how students score on the College Board examination, many institutions will award college credit. Students are not required to take the associated College board AP exam to complete an Advanced Placement course. Our AP courses are not directly affiliated with the College Board. However, the College Board has authorized each course to use the AP course designation.
Schools using our AP courses should utilize the "Add Online/Distance Learning Provider" tool in their AP Course Audit account to properly document use of our authorized courses. The College Board's online/distance learning provider three-digit code for the University of Missouri High School is 041.
With AP courses, students will:
- work together with fellow students as a class
- follow a semester calendar
- regularly attend scheduled online discussions/chats
- meet specific due dates for assignments and exams.
AP course enrollment schedule
- AP course fall enrollments begin the first business day of May
- AP course spring enrollments begin the first business day of October
AP course schedule
- Fall AP course work begins late August or early September
- Spring AP course work begins the first or second week in January
AP courses follow a specific calendar, and the normal 9-month completion policy does not apply to these courses. Therefore, students who have not completed all work by the due date for the course final (listed on the course calendar) will automatically be withdrawn from the course.
While each online high school AP course is listed as a "gifted course" any student who has an interest in the subject and has met the prerequisites (if any), may enroll.
Students who choose to take the exam will need to make their own testing arrangements. Contact the College Board for assistance in locating a testing site, or contact a local high school to determine whether it administers the test.