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Advanced Placement

Beginning in 2020, LAS is going to start offering AP classes!

AP (Advanced Placement) classes allow students to intensively pursue particular subject areas and ultimately earn university credit for their demonstration of knowledge.  Students will have a variety of AP courses available to them, including but not limited to:

  • AP Calculus AB

  • AP Chemistry

  • AP Microeconomics

  • AP Macroeconomics

  • AP Physics

  • AP Statistics

Advanced Placement classes let students put their best foot forward and give them a head start on university content. Students who participate in AP classes can dive deeper into the subjects they are interested in, choose to graduate early, and enhance their overall academic profile. Some of the other benefits of LAS offering AP classes include: 

  • Providing students the option to study for an AP exam without taking the course (a benefit, for example, for those who are proficient in a language or want to self-study a particular subject not offered at LAS)
  • Helping students learn how to handle a fast-paced, academically challenging program—an ability that will prove advantageous in their postsecondary studies
  • Giving students who excel in standardized testing a chance to thrive
  • Supporting a LAS Diploma student's sense of self by allowing them to demonstrate interest/mastery in at least one or two subjects
  • Students experiencing more flexibility in their schedules in postsecondary studies because they can jump right into many courses that speak to their interests and career objectives
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