Advanced Placement (AP) Program
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is an American-based program designed to offer the challenge of college level courses for talented high school students in a variety of subjects. Students prepare for a rigorous external examination in May and routinely receive university credit in the US for high scores. Currently, the school offers AP courses in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and English.
Final determination for enrollment in AP courses will be made by the Assistant Principal in consultation with the Counselor and Subject Teacher. It is expected that any student taking AP courses will sit the exam in May.
Further information for AP Students can be found at the College Board website — https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home
Yangon Academy AP Courses offered for 2016-2017:
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Biology
- AP Physics
- AP Environmental Science
- AP Microeconomics
- AP Macroeconomics
- AP Psychology
- AP Language and Literature
Admission to AP courses:
AP courses require long‐term commitment from students. For this reason students must demonstrate the following before being admitted to any AP courses:
- A high level of motivation and good grades across the majority of subject areas.
- Fulfillment of course prerequisites as stated in the Program of Studies.
- A high level of achievement in courses deemed prerequisite to the selected AP courses.
- An understanding and acceptance of the increased homework demands.
- Written parent approval.
- A commitment to complete all course requirements, including external examinations. All students enrolled in AP courses are expected to register for and sit the external exams.
- Payment for exams is considered part of the family’s financial obligations. Any student who, for any reason, does not sit an AP exam will be required to sit internal exams at Yangon Academy.
- These internal exams will be comprised of past AP exams
- Requests for withdrawal from any AP course will be carefully considered by the Assistant Principal in consultation with the Subject Teacher and the Counselor.