Board Directive Recognizing the need for greater articulation between high schools and colleges and the development of special academic classes which will challenge college-bound students, the Board authorizes District participation in Advanced Placement Programs. Advanced Placement classes shall be programmed in harmony with guidelines established by the Utah State Board of Education and The College Board.
The Administrators of Schools shall work with high school principals in the scheduling of Advanced Placement courses as needed. The Administrators of Schools shall coordinate Advanced Placement activities with the program of the Utah State Office of Education and The College Board.
Advanced Placement Programs shall be conducted to give students experience in developing research and independent study skills and the potential to earn college credit for work completed in high school.
Requests for participation in College Board Staff Development and other Advanced Placement Programs shall be prepared by the principal and submitted to the Administrators of Schools for approval. Instructional staff members (consultants and coordinators) shall be consulted as requests are reviewed.
Advanced Placement classes shall be taught by qualified instructors. Depending upon the specific subject, Advanced Placement classes may have a smaller teacher/pupil ratio than non-Advanced Placement classes.
Adequate and appropriate instructional materials shall be provided by the school where the course is taught.
Annual reports of student enrollments in Advanced Placement classes and student achievements in final examinations shall be prepared by the Administrators of Schools in conjunction with the Utah State Office of Education.
End-of-year final Advanced Placement exams shall be scheduled and administered by The College Board in conjunction with high schools nationwide. The scheduled test dates cannot be adjusted by local authority.
Test administration fee schedules are set by The College Board and are not subject to local Board of Education fee schedules. Principals, at their discretion, may use Advance Placement funds to assist students in need to offset the costs of Advanced Placement exams.