The Advanced Placement Program®

The Advanced Placement Program® at ASH

The AP Program has been a permanent part of ASH’s broad and challenging academic program for over 40 years.
ASH offers AP courses in 5 subject areas. Students with 5 AP exams may be eligible for the AP International Diploma. 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.

What are Advanced Placement® Courses?

Established over 50 years ago by the College Board, the academically challenging Advanced Placement® (AP®) courses are designed to offer able and motivated High School students access to US college-level academic material. The AP Program® is recognized by universities in more than 50 countries worldwide as a standard of academic excellence. Successful completion of AP courses provides students with the opportunity to earn credit and/or Advanced Placement for college.

Why Participate in the AP Program®?

List of 3 items.

  • Demonstrate Your Maturity and Readiness for College

    • Show your willingness to take the most rigorous courses available to you.
    • Emphasize your commitment to academic excellence.
  • Gain the Edge in College 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
  • 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.

The Advanced Placement International Diploma® (APID®)

The Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID) is a globally recognized certificate for students with an international outlook. The APID challenges a student to display exceptional achievement on AP Exams across several disciplines. The APID is available to students attending high 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 5 courses
  • Two different Languages (English & 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 and World Languages


List of 5 items.

  • Languages

    • AP English Literature & Composition
    • AP English Language & Composition
    • AP French Language & Culture
    • AP German Language & Culture
    • AP Spanish Language & Culture
  • Sciences

    • AP Biology
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Physics 1
    • AP Physics 2
    • AP Computer Science
  • Mathematics

    • AP Calculus (AB)
    • AP Calculus (BC)
    • AP Statistics
  • Social Sciences

    • AP Human Geography
    • AP United States History
    • AP Comparative Government
  • The Arts

    • AP Music Theory
    • AP Studio Art (2D)


University preparatory program for ages 3-18. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges - Commission on International Education (NEASC-CIE), following the personalized ACE Learning pathway of NEASC-CIE.

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