Advanced Placement AP Program

18 Different Courses in Many Subject Areas

The American Overseas School of Rome was the first in Italy to offer the AP Program, sponsored by the College Board and it remains an integral part of our high school curriculum.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies — with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both — while still in high school.

The focus of the AP program is to connect students to college success and opportunity through the completion of challenging courses that bring the college experience to the High School classes. AP courses help develop skills and knowledge and introduce students to new possibilities in college majors and in career options. Qualities like Curiosity, Creativity, and Commitment are the key ingredients for success in AP.

At AOSR, we offer 18 different courses in many subject areas: Languages, Sciences, Mathematics, History and Social Sciences. AP exams are taken at the end of the preparatory course and are graded on a 1 - 5 scale with the passing grade being a 3. More information about AP courses at AOSR and course requirements can be found in the High School Program of Studies.