The AP® program is the national standard for academic rigor and college readiness, providing high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting. AP courses provide the level of rigor that best prepares students for post-secondary success.
Research demonstrating that AP courses increase students’ college readiness and completion is incontrovertible. The success of the AP program is due, in part, to the academic rigor of Pre-AP and AP courses. Experimental research studies have proven that participation in the AP program is significantly correlated with college readiness.
The Center for College Readiness provides AP training and support to both teachers and students, serving more than 3,500 participants in 2017.
Advanced Placement Offerings
- AP Summer Institute
- AP International Summer Institute
- AP Preparedness Summer Workshops (formerly Pre-AP Summer Workshops)
- Middle School Institute
AP® is a registered trademark of the College Board, used with permission for the AP Summer Institute. The College Board is not involved in the development and delivery of other Rice professional development.