Advanced Placement is a national program governed by the College Board. Courses designated AP must meet specific criteria and are comparable to entry-level college courses. Our Woodlawn teachers must submit their syllabi to the College Board for approval and AP designation. We offer AP classes for two reasons: To offer the highest level of academic challenge to our students in the area(s) they seek it, and to ensure that we are meeting or exceeding a recognized national standard for that challenge.