Academic Placement (AP)
What is Advanced Placement (AP)?
Advanced Placement (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. Most of the Nation’s colleges and universities have an AP policy granting incoming students credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP exams.
Currently at B-SMART, students are offered 4 AP Classes:
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Computer Science Principles which introduces students to the foundational concepts of the field and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world.
AP Biology which helps students cultivate their understanding of biology through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics like evolution, energetics, information storage and transfer, and system interactions.
AP Statistics introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students cultivate their understanding of statistics using technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they explore concepts like variation and distribution; patterns and uncertainty; and data-based predictions, decisions, and conclusions.
AP Composition which helps students cultivate their understanding of writing and rhetorical arguments through reading, analyzing, and writing texts as they explore topics like rhetorical situation, claims and evidence, reasoning and organization, and style.