Kris in Wis Posted August 11, 2012 Share Posted August 11, 2012 There is much talk of AP courses on this board, and it sounds like many people are having their students take them. My question is, is it possible to do AP level courses at home, and subsequently test? If so, how does one go about that? In our previous experience, none of my older children enrolled in public high school AP classes, but did take courses at our local CC, which then transferred credits to their colleges. Not only that, but the content of many of their homeschool courses, history and literature especially, were of the caliber of many college courses. I wonder why the emphasis on AP, and AP tests (other than the college credit they earn), rather than simply challenging course content. Do you feel students actually DO learn more from AP courses? Or are they simply geared to ensuring a high score on a test? I just don't feel like going to the trouble of signing my son up for AP at the public high school, when his course work at home is just as challenging. So how can that translate to a transcript, and/or an AP test score? Incidentally, in our school district, the majority of the students take AP courses. I don't know how they eventually test, but it is unusual to run across a high school kid who is NOT taking AP. Which leads me to question the validity of the courses, since not everybody can be "above average." Not trying to sound negative, but if you're going to home school, why opt for public school AP classes? Just wonderin' . . . :huh: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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