The mission of the Evergreen School District is to challenge and stretch every student academically in a rigorous set of classes every year.
Taking Advanced Placement (AP) classes offers you an opportunity to enter a world of knowledge and a learning environment that you might not otherwise experience in high school.
By taking AP exams, you have the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation’s colleges and universities.
The greatest benefits of AP are the experience of improving your writing skills and sharpening your problem-solving techniques; developing the study habits necessary for tackling rigorous coursework; assuming the responsibility of reasoning, analyzing, and understanding for yourself; and studying subjects in greater depth and detail.
All students are encouraged to seriously consider enrollment in one or more AP courses during their high school careers. Advanced Placement courses are college-level courses offered in high school. AP courses include frequent homework and involve extensive reading.
Students in AP courses may earn college credit or advanced placement if they perform well on rigorous national AP tests.
If a student meets the minimum incentive requirements as determined by
the AP teacher, and they pass the College Board AP Test in May with a grade of 3 or 4, their grade will
be raised one letter grade BOTH semesters (or for whichever semester they qualify if they do not
qualify both semesters). If they pass the test with a grade of 5, their grade will be raised two letter
grades both semesters. In both cases the grade would not exceed a 4.0 or A.
Weighted Grades and Rank in AP Programs
For official transcript records (the transcript sent to employers, colleges and universities requested by
the student) all courses will be calculated on a 4.0 scale to determine overall Grade Point Average
(GPA). For class rank purposes only, students who enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) and/or other
designated courses, will have their grades calculated on a 5.0 scale (rather than the 4.0 scale) to
determine GPA. Some colleges and universities use class rank as a factor in their admissions
decisions, in addition to overall GPA, courses taken, community service, extra-curricular activities, etc.
The last official class rank will be computed in the winter of the student’s senior year.