#uniquelyASH, we are the only international school in the Netherlands offering the AP program, which has been a permanent part of our broad and challenging academic program for over 50 years. AP is recognized by universities in more than 60 countries worldwide - including the Netherlands - as a standard of academic excellence. As a result, many ASH graduates have earned anywhere from one college credit hour to full second-year standing, depending on the number of AP exams taken and the scores earned. We advise AP students who are applying to universities to inquire directly with the University Admissions office concerning its AP policy. AP grading is based on a scale of 1 through 5 with 5 being the highest mark.
THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM
"Year after year, our AP students continue to excel and these outstanding scores are a testament to their commitment and our faculty dedication across all subject areas within the AP programs at ASH."
Established 60 years ago by the College Board, the academically challenging Advanced Placement (AP) courses are designed to expose able and motivated high school students to college-level academic material. The AP program functions as a cooperative endeavor between secondary schools, colleges, and universities. Secondary schools lay the foundation for the AP by offering their students courses taught by dedicated and committed teachers. High School students who successfully complete these courses, in turn, demonstrate to colleges and universities that they have mastered the subject material by taking AP examinations.
Broaden your intellectual horizons
- Explore the world from a variety of perspectives, most importantly your own.
- Study subjects in greater depth and detail.
- Assume the responsibility of reasoning, analyzing, and understanding for yourself.
Demonstrate your maturity and readiness for university
- Show your willingness to take the most rigorous courses available to you.
- Emphasize your commitment to academic excellence.
Gain the edge in university preparation
- Improve your writing skills and sharpen your problem-solving techniques.
- Develop the study habits necessary for tackling rigorous course work.
- Get a head start on college-level work.
- Stand out in the college admissions process.
In addition to the flexibility of choosing any number of AP subjects in high school, the Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID) is a globally recognized certificate award for students with an international outlook. The APID challenges a student to display high achievement on AP exams across at least three disciplines.
The APID is an award available to students attending secondary schools outside the United States. The APID is not a substitute for a High School diploma, but rather provides additional certification of outstanding academic excellence.
The Advanced Placement International Diploma consists of five courses:
- Two different languages (English and World Languages)
- One AP course with a global perspective (e.g. Human Geography)
- One math or science course
- One other course from any content area except English or World Languages
*Special accommodations are available for students with special needs.
The AP Program at ASH gives students an opportunity to take college-level courses and exams while they are still in high school. Successful completion of AP courses provides students with the opportunity to earn credit and/or advanced placement for college or university.
ASH currently offers 18 courses in five subject areas. Students not enrolled in an AP course, but who may be engaged in “home-schooling” or self-study, are able to order exams in any AP subject. The following AP courses are offered at ASH:
|Languages||Sciences||Mathematics||Social Sciences||The Arts|
|English Literature & Composition||Biology||Calculus AB||Human Geography||Music Theory|
|English Language & Composition||Chemistry||Calculus BC||United States History||Studio Art 2D|
|French Language & Culture||Physics I||Statistics||Comparative Government|
|German Language & Culture||Physics II|
|Spanish Language & Culture||Computer Science A|
THE ASH MISSION
We build a better world as we become better human beings, hear and value every voice, keep every promise, and celebrate every achievement.
THE ASH VISION
We are determined to create a school where everyone is confident and able to take control of their own learning, and the world is our classroom.