Maine Township offers more than 30 Advanced Placement (AP) courses which provide high school students the opportunity to engage in college-level coursework and earn college credit and course placement while at the same time accessing the academic supports available in each of our buildings. AP is not a “program” per se; AP courses are open to all students who have demonstrated the potential to succeed in a college-level course and all students who are college-bound are encouraged to take an AP course prior to graduation.
Why take an AP course?
AP courses can help to lower the cost of college. In Illinois, the College and Career Success for All Students Act provides that a student who takes a College Board Advanced Placement examination and receives a score of 3 or higher on the examination is entitled to receive postsecondary level course credit at a public institution of higher education. The Act requires each public institution of higher education to comply with the same standard of awarding course credit to any student receiving a score of 3 or higher on a College Board Advanced Placement examination and to apply the credit to meet a corresponding course requirement for degree completion at that institution of higher education.
AP courses offer a high level of rigor and students interested in pursuing a four-year degree upon graduation are encouraged to take at least one AP class during their time in high school.
For more information regarding AP courses, students should visit their Student Services Offices and review our course catalog.