Understanding AP

High School

Advanced Placement

TAISM offers a robust array of Advanced Placement (AP) courses — a great option for students who wish to earn college credit before graduating high school. When students successfully complete an AP course and pass the exam at the end of the school year, they set themselves apart on university applications.

The AP Advantage

The College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) program offers students the chance to earn college credit while they complete their high school diploma. AP credits are widely accepted at US, Canadian, and international universities. Completing AP classes and passing the exam helps high school seniors stand out on their university applications and at TAISM, your child can choose from a variety of courses depending on their interests and goals.

What is AP?

Earn College Credit

In AP courses, students are exposed to a challenging, college-level curriculum. Throughout the year they prepare, learn the subject, and take practice tests to prepare for the AP Exam in May. When students score a 3 or above out of 5 on an AP Exam, they can qualify for college credit, placement in higher-level college courses, or both once they graduate.*

*All credits or course placements are subject to the college or university’s policies and discretion.

Why Choose AP?

Advanced Placement courses offer more than just college credit. These college-level courses build resilience through intellectual challenge and prepare students for the rigor of college. The AP program is accepted at many universities internationally, so these courses are an asset to college applications and show admissions officials that your child is prepared for more difficult college courses.

Advanced Placement at TAISM

Benefits of AP

  • Earn College Credits while in High School.
  • Your AP score can let you skip introductory courses in college.
  • Earning credit or placement can open up time on your schedule or even let you graduate early.
  • “AP” on your high school transcript shows colleges you’ve tackled college-level work.