Here are some resources for those interested in our Advanced Program.
Advanced Program vs. Advanced Placement
Quite often students and parents get confused as to the difference between Advanced Program and Advanced Placement courses.
The Advanced Program is designed by the Jefferson County Public Schools as the most rigorous course offerings for students in the district. This program requires that students be recommended, possess good grades and be tested in order to be fully admitted. At Jeffersontown, this admission process occurs during October of a students 9th grade year. However, we do allow students to take some of our Advanced program classes without being fully admitted into the program as long as the student continues to maintain their GPA. In order to be considered an Advanced program graduate, the student must maintain a 3.0 GPA and successfully complete 12 Advance Program courses including Advance Program Humanities and 3 years of the same foreign language.
The Advance Placement program is run through the National College Board. To offer courses in this program, the school must have submitted paperwork to College Board on each course and then be approved through the College Board's audit process. These courses cannot be included on a child's transcript as "AP" unless this audit has been approved. Students may earn college credit from these courses if upon completion they score a passing score on the AP test for that subject. Usually a passing score on this test is considered a 3 on a 5 point scale. However, some specific colleges require higher before issuing credit for a certain course. Contacting the college of interest will allow a student to know what score they must receive.
AP Courses Offered
AP Spanish IV AP French IV
AP Environmental Science AP Chemistry II
AP Jr. English Language and Comp. AP Biology
AP Sr. English Literature and Comp. AP European History
AP Statistics AP U.S.History
AP Calculus AB AP Psychology
AP Human Geography
AP Test Schedule
May 7th 8:00 am AP Chemistry (report to Seminar Room by 7:30)
12:00 pm AP Psychology (report to Office A by 11:30)
May 8th 8:00 am AP Span. Language (report to Library by 7:30)
12:00 pm AP Art History (report to Library by 11:30)
May 9th 8:00 am AP Calculus AB (report to Seminar Room by 7:30)
May 10th 8:00 am AP English Literature (report to Seminar Room by 7:30)
May 11th 8:00 am AP US History (report to Seminar Room by 7:30)
12:00 pm AP European History (report to Seminar Room by 11:30)
May 15th 12:00 pm AP French Language (report to Library by 11:30)
May 16th 8:00 am AP English Language (report to Seminar Room by 7:30)
May 18th 8:00 am AP Human Geography (report to Seminar Room by 7:30)
**Students please remember to bring pencils, pens, and calculators with you to your exam. Also, no food, drink, or cell phone allowed in the testing room.