AP Advanced Placement Program - American Overseas School of Rome

AP Advanced Placement Program

AOSR IB Class of 2023

Academic Excellence is synonymous with AOSR, and we are proud to be the only American-International School in Rome with a comprehensive AP program in Italy.

AP vs IB - What are the differences?

The College Board’s AP Advanced Placement Program enables driven and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies. There is the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both, all while still in high school.

The focus of the Advanced Placement Program is to  bring the college experience to the high school classroom. AP courses introduce students to new possibilities in college majors and in career options while helping students develop new skills and knowledge. Qualities like curiosity, creativity, and commitment are the key ingredients for success in AP. 

At AOSR, we offer 20+ different AP 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. To request a copy of our High School Program of Studies, where you can find rore information about AP courses and course requirements, please use the contact form below.

20+ AP classes offered in high school

64% of students enrolled in min one AP class

270+ AP exams taken annually

What is the AP Program?

Our internationally experienced Advanced Placement (AP) teachers hold advanced degrees in their field, are native English speakers, and most importantly, offer personalized attention to produce the highest level of AP exam results for your child.

AOSR offers 20+ AP courses so your child has a variety of options to pick as their path to university and college. Furthermore, the AOSR AP Program ensures your child can apply to leading International and Italian universities, as they accept the AP program. 

How do you earn an Advanced Placement International Diploma?

The AP International Diploma (APID) is a globally recognized award for students interested in international studies. It requires students to display mastery on AP Exams across several disciplines, and represents an exceptional level of achievement.

The APID is not a program like IB, and students do not apply for it. The APID is automatically conferred by the College Board in the year all eligibility requirements are met.

To earn an APID, a student must earn a grade of three or higher on at least five AP Exams in the following content areas:

  • Two AP exams from two different languages selected from English and/or world languages.
  • One AP exam designated as offering a global perspective.
  • One AP exam from the sciences or mathematics content areas.
  • One (or two) additional AP exam(s) from any content areas except English and world languages.

For extensive information on the AP International Diploma, please visit the official APID page.

About the AP Advanced Placement Program in Rome

Angelica, Class of 2023

I’m thankful to be studying such challenging courses. Taking AP's will help me seamlessly transition to university level classes and balance a heavy workload in the future. The topics I’m learning about in my AP classes will give me a base of important knowledge going into the ‘real world.’ I also know that this path will guarantee me acceptance to a great university.

-  Angelica, Class of 2023 (Accepted to Yale University)

Ahmed, Class of 2024

There is a huge variety of AP classes compared to my last school, which I'm really thankful for. Next year I will be taking AP Statistics, AP Language and Composition and AP physics.

-  Ahmed, Class of 2024

ZUN, Class of 2020

I'm an AP student. It’s definitely a challenging program but the classes are really well-rounded and the environment is supportive and the teachers really help you. I’m able to balance my academics with many clubs.

-  ZUN, Class of 2020