With the addition of AP Statistics this year, FPD now offers 19 AP courses. While AP courses are still the most widely accepted means of gaining college credit and the best indication of strength of schedule, FPD is providing two new ways for students to take college level studies while at FPD – Dual Credit through Colorado Christian University and Dual Enrollment through Middle Georgia State University and the Move On When Ready program
DUAL CREDIT THROUGH COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
As an enhancement to our AP program, CCU has evaluated the curriculum and faculty qualifications for 5 of our courses and now offers a college credit option that can be transferred to any college that accepts dual enrollment credit. The approved courses are AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP Studio Art, and AP US Government. The cost is $200 per course (paid directly to CCU) and maintains the strength of schedule of an AP course while increasing the opportunity for college credit.
DUAL ENROLLMENT THROUGH MIDDLE GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE MOVE ON WHEN READY PROGRAM
During the summer, qualified FPD students may take college courses not offered at FPD. Students must meet SAT/ACT and GPA requirements to qualify.
“While Advanced Placement courses are a ‘gold standard’ recognized by universities as rigorous coursework in high school, these new opportunities maintain the strength of schedule of an AP course while increasing the opportunities for students to receive college credit,” commented FPD Assistant Headmaster, Dr. Barry Shealy.
Last year, FPD administered a record number of AP exams and had a record number of “passing” grades. FPD’s exam passing rate is consistently higher than national and state averages and about 60% of our students pass at least one AP exam before graduating. These new options enhance the college-level study options for students at FPD.
Details about these options can be found in the Middle School/High School Student Handbook. To pursue any of these options or ask questions, contact our College Counseling Office.