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Advanced Placement

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The Advanced Placement Program (AP) within the North Kitsap School District is a collaborative educational initiative that brings together secondary schools, colleges, universities, and Educational Testing Services (ETS). This program provides high school students with the opportunity to experience college-level coursework by participating in AP courses, preparing them for higher education and future success.

After completing an AP course, students have the chance to demonstrate their acquired knowledge by taking an AP Exam. Based on their performance, colleges and universities may grant credit, advanced placement, or both to these students. A score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam is typically considered sufficient for a student to receive credit for the equivalent course at nearly 3,000 colleges and universities that recognize AP Exams for credit. However, it is essential for students to consult with the specific institution they plan to attend in order to verify if their AP credits will be transferable.

Our high schools offer a variety of AP courses, with details about each class available in the course catalogs. Students should be aware that there is a fee associated with taking an AP exam. If students are interested in exploring other AP courses not currently offered at their school, they are encouraged to schedule a meeting with their counselor to discuss further options and gather more information. By participating in the Advanced Placement Program, North Kitsap School District students are empowered to excel academically and prepare for a successful college experience.

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Teaching & Learning Department
18360 Caldart Ave NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Fax (360) 396-3934

Gwen Lyon
Executive Director of Teaching & Learning
(360) 396-3021

Craig Barry
Director of Secondary Education 
(360) 396-3018

John Waller
Director of Career & Technical Education
(360) 396-3040

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