AP Advanced Placement Program

The American Overseas School of Rome was the first school in Italy to offer the AP Advanced Placement Program, sponsored by the College Board. With 19+ AP classes for students to choose from, the Advanced Placement Program is an integral part of our high school curriculum. 

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 19 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. More information about AP courses at AOSR and course requirements can be found in the High School Program of Studies.

19+ AP classes offered in high school

50% of HS students are enrolled in at least one AP class

250+ AP exams taken annually

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, AP Student, Grade 11

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, AP Student, Grade 10

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, AP student, Grade 12

About the AP Advanced Placement Program