SIS has had a long standing tradition of having students participate in the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program. The Advanced Placement Program allows students to take courses which are the equivalent of first year university courses while they are still in high school. Although the AP was developed in the United States, it is recognized by the most prestigious universities in the world. You can use this tool to search for the AP policy of the university of your choice.
SIS students continue to outperform the world average when it comes to results on their AP tests. This year we had a total of 51 students take 115 exams. 23 of our students earned Scholar Awards: 6 students achieved the AP Scholar award by receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more exams. 12 students achieved the AP Scholar with Honor award by earning at least a 3.25 average on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more exams. 5 students earned the AP Scholar with Distinction award for earning a 3.5 average with scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams. 10 of these students are returning with a chance to earn even more awards this year.
Last year was our first year participating in the AP Capstone Program which began in 2014. All of our AP Seminar students passed their exam making them eligible for AP Research. Students who pass AP Seminar and AP Research along with four other AP exams will receive the AP Capstone Diploma. 2019 will mark the first year for SIS students to earn this prestigious diploma. In 2018 only 2505 students in the world earned this diploma. I hope that this helps you to see how the AP Capstone Diploma can make SIS students stand out when applying to the best universities in the world.
I invite you to learn more about the AP Capstone Program by clicking here.