Definition of advanced placement in US English:

advanced placement


  • The placement of a student in a high school course that offers college credit if successfully completed.

    as modifier ‘advanced placement English and chemistry courses’
    • ‘They want advanced placement teachers getting higher pay, those that have experience in math and science, those that are doing the best in the classroom.’
    • ‘She took advanced placement courses at her Somerset County, Md., school and studied hard.’
    • ‘Louise Dudley, a school spokeswoman, says that the analysis fails to take into account such things as extracurricular activities and advanced placement courses.’
    • ‘He has done presentations for groups as different as first graders, high school advanced placement biology classes and senior citizens.’
    • ‘The students were advanced placement biology students who helped conduct the study and analyze the collected data.’
    • ‘Every high school will offer advanced placement courses in English language arts, mathematics, foreign languages, social studies and sciences.’
    • ‘My 17-year old son Joe just got his certificate last night for completing his advanced placement course in Mathematics.’
    • ‘Azinger points out that concurrent enrollment offers students the opportunity to complete college-level work when their own high schools do not offer advanced placement courses.’
    • ‘Also, many high schools offer advanced placement courses that count for college credit.’
    • ‘Elementary math scores slipped and advanced placement tests were below the national average in over half of the states using high-stakes resting.’
    • ‘It seems to be designed to help high school students study for advanced placement exams, and each topic contains study guides, resources, and links to primary sources.’
    • ‘Last year, I received a grant to work with high school advanced placement students at Chattahoochee High School in Alpharetta, Ga.’
    • ‘Iroka was by far the youngest of the advanced placement students, the other 5 being on their last year of high school.’
    • ‘They have programs that include the National Honor Society, languages, advanced placement courses, music and art programs, sporting events and field trips.’
    • ‘Rachel was bright and hard working, took straight honors and advanced placement courses, and was involved with the orchestra, the honor society, the choir, and the school musicals.’
    • ‘And of course my colleagues and I strongly favor elective science courses like advanced placement and more.’
    • ‘As a result, department chairs are free to regard a work of literature as among ‘the most popular’ even if only the students enrolled in an advanced placement course actually read the work.’
    • ‘Lysacek has graduated from Neuqua Valley High School, where he was taking advanced placement classes, but took off last year because his move to California left him no time to apply to California colleges.’
    • ‘Newsweek's magazine survey listed Frederick Douglass Academy as one of the top public schools in the country, based on the number of advanced placement courses it offers and the students' grades on the AP tests.’
    • ‘Based on their performance on AP exams, students can earn college credit, advanced placement, or both.’


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