AP Course Audit begins accepting submissions of materials for new courses that will be offered in the 2012-13 school year.
The AP® Program unequivocally supports the principle that each individual school must develop its own curriculum for courses labeled “AP.” Rather than mandating any one curriculum for AP courses, the AP Course Audit instead provides each AP teacher with
a set of expectations that college and secondary school faculty nationwide have established for college-level courses. More
AP teachers are encouraged to develop or maintain their own curriculum that either includes or exceeds each of these expectations; such courses will be authorized to use the “AP” designation. Credit for the success of AP courses belongs to the individual schools and teachers that create powerful, locally designed AP curricula.
AP Latin: Vergil should be designed by your school to provide students with a learning experience equivalent to that of a college course in Latin typically taught in the fourth, fifth or sixth semester of college Latin studies. The basic course objective should be to read, translate, understand, analyze and interpret Latin in the original, with special emphasis paid to pertinent Roman cultural, social and political history and the tradition of the ancient epic.
There are no specific curricular prerequisites for students taking AP Latin: Vergil, but students taking AP Latin are typically in the final stages of their secondary school instruction in Latin.
All students who are willing and academically prepared to accept the challenge of a rigorous academic curriculum should be considered for admission to AP courses. The College Board encourages the elimination of barriers that restrict access to AP courses for students from ethnic, racial and socioeconomic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the AP Program. Schools should make every effort to ensure that their AP classes reflect the diversity of their student population.
High schools offering this exam must provide the exam administration resources described in the AP Coordinator’s Manual.
Annual AP Course Renewals
Beginning in August of each academic year, AP Course Audit administrators are responsible for renewing previously authorized courses that will again be offered. Administrators can renew courses online from their AP Course Audit account.
A new report on AP provides the perspective of a national sample of AP teachers on issues of the program's quality, growth, equity and rigor.