Since the 1998-99 school year, students at North Broward Preparatory School have enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The AP program is a rigorous nationally defined curricula that challenges students with college level curriculum designed to reflect introductory courses at a college or university. The program was created by the College Board (the same organization that authors the SAT) in order to advance student opportunities in high school.
The Advanced Placement Program offers high school students the equivalent of a one-semester university-level course. AP teachers support students in learning environments that allow students to tackle curriculum ahead of their years.
Many universities reward the successful completion of an AP examination with exemptions from introductory-level classes and/or credits towards graduation.
Students take AP examinations in May.
Most of the AP exams combine multiple-choice questions with a free-response section in either essay or problem-solving format.
AP Studio Art and AP Music have other components, unique to these two disciplines. There is a fee for every AP examination, and this fee is indicated in the course description. Failure to sit for an AP exam may result in loss of credit for the class.