Advanced Placement (AP) Courses with FLVS
AP courses are a great way to get a jump-start on college credit. An AP course is a college-level learning experience designed for high school students entering grades 9-12. You'll need to be willing to invest the time and effort in order to successfully complete the course, and course completion may result in earning college credit for high school coursework. These courses are used to calculate overall Grade Point Average (GPA) and typically count extra in the calculation. These courses are also available at no charge to Florida public school students, whereas they may have a tuition cost if taken in college. (S. 1003.02, F.S.)
If you are interested in taking an AP course with FLVS, talk with your school counselor about prerequisites and your readiness to take a college-level course. If you do not have a school counselor, click here for a list of FLVS counselors.
The AP Exam
While FLVS AP courses are designed for students to achieve college credit, a passing grade in the course will be accepted for high school credit. A letter from FLVS detailing your segment grade will be issued once course requirements are met. Colleges and universities determine credit based on your AP exam score, so we strongly encourage students who take AP courses to sit for the course AP exam* in May as part of the course experience.
* Students are exempt from fees or costs associated with AP exam participation, with the following two exceptions: students who incur late registration fees will be responsible for fee payment, and non-military family students who take the test outside the United States will be responsible for additional registration costs. Check with your Florida district to find the locations and dates for the spring exams.
AP Enrollment Dates
We strongly encourage all students to register for AP courses between June and December. Due to the proximity of the AP exams in May, it is in your best interest to register during that window. Although registration is open year-round, the recommended registration dates for AP courses are as follows.
Register between April 15 – November 15
Register between April 15 – January 15
For a list of FLVS AP courses, or to sign up, visit our Course Catalog.
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