The Advanced Placement (AP) Program
 
Administered nationally by the College Board, AP is a program of college-level courses and exams that gives high school students the opportunity to receive advanced placement and/or credit in college. As schools, students and parents strive for educational excellence, the Advanced Placement Program is steadily growing in popularity. Almost 50 percent of the nation's 21,000 high schools currently offer some college-level AP coursework, and nearly half a million students participate in the AP program each year. AP grades are accepted at 2,900 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Europe. The scholarship, excellence and discipline engendered by the AP Program have been widely acknowledged and acclaimed.