AP COURSES + HONORS
Advanced Placement at Woodlawn
Woodlawn currently offers eight Advanced Placement (AP) courses in the Upper School curriculum. Students who score 3 or above on AP exams are often awarded college credit or placed in higher-level college courses. AP courses currently offered include Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, and US History.
73 members (56%) of the Classes of 2010-2019 were recognized as AP Scholars for their exceptional performance on AP exams while at Woodlawn.
Tori Rinker '12, Princeton University '16
About AP Courses...
Before I left Princeton for break, I received a letter indicating that due to my AP scores I qualify for something Princeton calls advanced standing. This means that I have completed enough prerequisites with my APs that, if I wanted to, I could take a leave of absence for a semester in either my sophomore or junior year either to travel or to complete an internship, and still graduate with my class in 2016. Woodlawn has prepared me so much for college that the education I received is equivalent to a semester at Princeton!
Advanced Placement Scholars
Over half of all Woodlawn graduates have earned Advanced Placement (AP) Awards based on their exceptional performance on AP exams. Students who score well on AP exams may earn college credit as well as placement into higher-level college classes. Woodlawn currently offers eight Advanced Placement courses in its upper school curriculum.
The highest AP Award, National AP Scholar, is given annually to the top 1% of Advanced Placement students. In North Carolina, for example, only about 500 students qualify for National AP Scholar recognition each year.
Out of our 141 graduates (Classes of 2010-2020), 73 have earned an AP Award – click on the student photos below to view more information about their post-Woodlawn activities.
4 or Higher ON 8+ AP Exams
National AP Scholars
National AP Scholars score 4 or higher on at least 8 exams, averaging a score of 4 or higher on all exams.
3 or Higher ON 5+ Exams
AP Scholars with Distinction
AP Scholars with Distinction score 3 or higher on at least 5 exams, averaging a score of 3.5 or higher on all exams.
3 or Higher on 4+ exams
AP Scholars with Honor
AP Scholars with Honor score 3 or higher on at least 4 exams; averaging a score of 3.25 or higher on all exams.
3 or higher on 3+ exams
AP Scholars score 3 or higher on at least 3 exams.
International University With 3 or higher on 5+ exams
AP International Diploma
Recipients of this award must attend an international university and score 3 or higher on at least 5 exams.