Advanced Placement Courses

Advanced Placement courses are the most rigorous academic experiences secondary schools offer; indeed, AP courses are designed to replicate the scope and intensity of a college course and, as such, require a considerable commitment on the part of students who elect them. Each AP course culminates in a standardized examination developed and scored by the Educational Testing Service, the same organization that offers the Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT).

Because these exams form a natural culmination and focus for students’ academic experience in these courses and because they offer a reliable vehicle for instructors to gauge the effectiveness of the curricula, all Pace Academy students are encouraged to take the appropriate AP exam(s) in the spring.