Definitions for "Advanced Placement Program"
A series of examinations demonstrating a students proficiency in a subject area, for which some postsecondary institutions offer credit. The examinations are administered nationally by subject area, much like the SATs.
rigorous courses in different content areas that allow high school students the opportunity to earn college credit based on curriculum and tests established by The College Board and Educational Testing Service
A College Board program of college level courses taught by high school teachers; some colleges give credit for these courses upon successful completion of the AP exam. Students pay the exam fee, but the courses are free where they are offered.