Scholar/AP Capstone

The Advanced Placement Program® (AP) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies while in high school.

  • The program consists of college-level courses developed by the AP Program that high schools can choose to offer, and corresponding exams that are administered once a year in May.
  • 2019-2020, the Advanced Placement (AP) Program® has 38 courses and exams in multiple subjects offered by participating high schools in Florida, including FLVS®
  • American Council on Education (ACE) recommends that credit and/or advanced placement be granted for minimum AP exam scores of 3.
  • More than 3,700 universities and colleges nationwide grant credit, advanced course placement or both, to students who have performed satisfactorily on AP exams.

To investigate if your AP Courses will be honored at a specific College or University,

Use College Board’s AP Credit Policy Search Tool.  


College Board’s AP Scholar Awards

Every fall, the AP Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on multiple AP Exams.

AP Scholar Awards come in different levels and types. See the criteria here:

AwardCriteria
AP ScholarGranted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
AP Scholar with HonorGranted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
AP Scholar with DistinctionGranted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
National AP ScholarGranted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams

For more information, please visit:  https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/awards-recognitions/ap-scholar-award