AP & CBP Course
APU American International School is authorized to teach Advanced Placement (AP) courses by the College Board. Advanced Placement (AP) is an American program that provides college curriculum and exams for high school. U.S. colleges and universities rely on AP results to consider admissions and accept credit for students who score well on exams. Typically, AP courses are for 11th and 12th graders, or in some cases for 10th graders with strong academic and academic abilities.
The AP curriculum for each of the different subjects is created by the College Board by a panel of college-level experts and educators in that field of study. Taking the AP exam can help students save time, money, and stand out when applying to American universities.
What benefits do students receive from AP courses?
Learn what you love
Students can specialize and focus on subjects that they enjoy and are highly motivated to achieve success. AP courses help students learn to tap into their creativity and problem-solving skills as they learn and prepare for external examinations. Popular courses among our students include sciences, mathematics, language, literature, arts and computer science.
Be ready for the next step
AP courses are more demanding than regular high school classes, most being similar to first-year college courses. The courses are academically rigorous, offering challenging work and a taste of what college classes are like, so students are prepared for the university workload and develop college-level academic skills. Students learn essential time management and study skills needed for university and career success. AP classes on their transcripts show universities that students have experience with the academic rigor of college classes, which strengthens students' college applications.
Get university/college credit
AP exams are graded on a scale from 1-5, and many universities consider ‘3’ (Qualified) as a successful demonstration of understanding equivalent to passing a college-level course in the subject. Students who plan and succeed in a broad range of AP courses are eligible for the AP International Diploma and other awards. Thousands of universities grant advanced placement or credit hours for successful students.
AP Courses at APU Include, or have included:
Computer science A
University Bridge (CBP)
Dual Enrollment Program with University of Missouri-Kansas City
APU American International School and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) have partnered to create a unique accelerated program for high school students and recent graduates in Vietnam. Students accepted into the College Bridge Program (CBP) can earn one semester, one year, or more U.S. college credits while enrolled in high school courses or recent high school graduates.
Our University Bridge (CBP) is the only program of its kind in Vietnam. APU has more than a decade of providing quality American education in Vietnam, and UMKC is among the top 200 National Universities in the United States. Partnering with UMKC gives APU students an elite edge for the future of higher education in Vietnam or in the US.
Solid foundation in University
For students not studying at APU:
APU students are exempt
Students participating in the CBP program
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