Advanced Placement

Get a head start on college with AP courses

Developed by the College Board, the Advanced Placement (AP) program offers high school students college-level courses and exams, which result in students having the opportunity to get a head start on earning college credits. Students who take AP courses and achieve a qualifying score open the door to several benefits on their postsecondary success journey. By earning college credit while in high school, students save significantly on college tuition, avoid required introductory courses and advance to upper-level courses, which places them on a faster track toward degree completion.


According to College Board, 85% of selective colleges and universities report that a student’s AP experience favorably impacts admission decisions.

AP is a global credential that is recognized in Universities Worldwide.

3,162 DPS students are on a faster track toward college degree completion through free AP classes.

Follow these links to learn more.

Advanced Placement Program® (AP): STUDENTS  |  PARENTS 

AP Capstone Diploma Program: STUDENTS  |  PARENTS

Pre-AP Program: STUDENTS

8th Annual AP District Honor Roll Recipient

DPS listed on National AP Honor Roll through College Board

District Noted For Gains in Access and Performance Levels, Particularly for Students of Color