• Advanced Placement Program

    The Eagle Mountain Saginaw School District’s Advanced Placement Program provides students with the chance to tackle college-level work while they're still in high school. By taking AP exams, students can earn college credit.

    • AP courses are offered through a partnership with College Board.
    • AP courses are taught by EMS ISD staff.
    • Registration is completed at the high school through the annual course selection process.
    • Students must pay for each AP exam through the process determined by the campus prior to the administration of the AP exam.
    • High school grades and credit are issued by earning a passing average on an accumulation of all assignments throughout the school year. The grade is issued by the high school teacher.
    • College credit is earned by making a qualifying score on the corresponding AP exam at the end of the school year. Qualifying scores are determined by the university/college but typically require a 3 or better on a 5-point scale.
    • To request college credit for an AP exam score, the student must submit their AP score report to the receiving university directly through the College Board website.
  • Why take AP Exams?

    A recent College Board report (“College Outcomes Comparison by AP and Non-AP High School Experiences”) shows that AP students are much more likely to graduate within four years, saving the cost of additional tuition and preventing a delay of their entry into the workforce. In 2014, more than 2.3 million students took over 4.2 million AP Exams. Over 3,600 colleges and universities accepted qualifying AP Exam scores from those students for credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying scores. Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, any student who takes an AP Exam and scores a 3 or higher is guaranteed to receive college credit at any Texas public university or college. According to the National Center for Educational Accountability, an AP Exam score, particularly one of a 3 or higher, is a strong predictor of a student’s ability to persist in college and earn a bachelor’s degree.

    All students who elect to take an AP course are expected to take the corresponding national exam administered by the College Board in May.

  • Course Offerings

    • English Language & Composition
    • English Literature & Composition
    • Capstone Seminar
    • Capstone Research
    • Calculus AB & BC
    • Macroeconomics
    • Statistics
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics 1 & 2
    • Environmental Science
    • US Government & Politics
    • Computer Science A
    • Computer Science Principles
  • AP Capstone Diploma

    To get an AP Capstone Diploma, students must....

    • Enroll in two AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research
    • Earn a 3 or higher on both the Research test and Seminar test
    • Earn a 3 or higher on four other AP tests

    To get an AP Capstone Certificate, students must...

    • Enroll in two AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research
    • Earn a 3 or higher on both the Research test and Seminar test

    AP Capstone Diploma Program - AP Central Website






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