Advanced Placement Courses

For the 2023-2024 academic year, American School is pleased to offer the following online Advanced Placement (AP) course:

AP English Literature and Composition

Enrollment in AP courses for the 2023-24 academic year will be open from July 10 to September 1, 2023.  AP courses are designed to be taken only by students in grade 12, or, in very rare instances, by students in grade 11.  Students in grades 9 or 10 are not eligible to enroll in AP courses.

Since it can take up to three business days for students to have access to all online study materials, we recommend enrolling by August 18 if you wish to begin your course on September 1, which is the approximate date AP courses will be ready to begin, but all students who enroll can expect to have access to all online study materials no later than September 8.

All courses must be completed by April 26, 2024.

AP courses cost $225 per course for students already in an American School high school diploma program and $425 per course for all other students.  Tuition must be paid in full at the time of enrollment.  Please note that additional AP exam fees apply.  In addition, students who take the English Literature and Composition course will need to purchase additional study materials.


About the AP Program

The AP program is designed to give students the experience of the rigors of college-level studies while still having the support of a high school environment.  Students participating in AP have the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school which may help in the college admission process.

Homeschooled students must make arrangements to test at a participating school or authorized test center.  We recommend that students contact AP services before enrolling to get the names and telephone numbers of local participating AP coordinators who are willing to test outside students.  It is each student’s own responsibility to make such arrangements.  Students must contact AP coordinators no later than March 15, 2024 to arrange testing.

There is an additional fee per AP test, separate from the cost of the course, that is paid to the AP coordinator.   For more information, please visit

International students (those registering for AP exams outside the United States) should visit for additional information.


2024 AP Exam Schedule

  •  English Literature and Composition: Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at 8 a.m. local time

Click here for more information about taking AP exams in 2024.


American School’s AP courses will use the following grading scale:  A: 90-100; B: 80-89; C: 70-79; D: 60-69; F: 0-59.  There are no grades of Partial in AP courses, and final end-of-course exams are not available.

Extensions and renewals are not available.

Thank you for your interest in American School’s AP courses!

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