ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) PROGRAM BENEFITS
TASIS Dorado’s Advanced Placement offerings allow high school students to study college-level material and take achievement exams that enrich their depth of understanding and may also lead to college credits. Our students can select from 30 accelerated (AP) courses in specific areas of interest, allowing students the flexibility to customize their transcript of studies.
AP Program Benefits:
Course Variety: TASIS Dorado offers the widest range of AP course offerings on the island across a variety of interests, including physical and life sciences, calculus and statistics, economics, computer science, English literature and composition, Capstone Seminar and Research*, foreign languages and literature, U.S. and world history, geography, psychology, government, studio art, and music theory.
*Capstone Seminar and Research: Rather than teaching subject-specific content, these courses develop students’ skills in research, analysis, evidence-based arguments, collaboration, writing, and presenting. Students who complete the two-year program can earn one of two different AP Capstone awards.
College Prep: TASIS Dorado’s AP class curriculums offer challenging work and study, flexibility for each student to pursue their interests while mirroring the rigor they will face in college.
GPA Boost: AP classes are graded on a higher-point scale; doing well in these classes adds an extra boost to a student’s overall GPA.
College Credits: Earning a high score on an AP test can earn high school students college credits worth thousands of dollars.
Academic Rigor: AP classes demonstrate a student’s ability and motivation to take on additional coursework and level of difficulty associated with the program, and in turn, add depth to college applications and improve one’s profile during the college admission process. Today’s AP program offers more emphasis on research and practicum based problems, further expanding the overall experience.
College Majors and Minors: Due to the depth that AP classes cover, students gain an early sense of majors and minors, possibly making it easier to choose a focus in college.
College Scholarships and Grants: Test scores and overall grades earned in AP classes can lead to increased scholarships and grants, thereby reducing the cost of college.
Honor Program: Students enrolled in AP classes have the opportunity to graduate as an AP Scholar or AP Scholar with Distinction, further enhancing a college application.
List of 30 AP Courses Offered
- AP Seminar (Year 1)
- AP Research (Year 2)
- AP 2-D Art and Design
- AP Music Theory
- AP English Language and Composition
- AP English Literature and Composition
- AP European History
- AP Human Geography
- AP Macroeconomics
- AP Microeconomics
- AP Psychology
- AP United States Government and Politics
- AP United States History
- AP World History: Modern
Math and Computer Science
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- AP Computer Science A
- AP Computer Science Principles
- AP Statistics
- AP Biology
- AP Chemistry
- AP Environmental Sciences
- AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
- AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based
- AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
- AP Physics C: Mechanics
- AP French Language and Culture
- AP Italian Language and Culture
- AP Spanish Language and Culture
- AP Spanish Literature and Culture
Total: 30 (Rev. 12/4/20)