Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and the University of Cambridge International Examinations allows students to take college-level courses while staying on their high school campuses. Students may become eligible for the awarding of college credit based on scores obtained in the year-end examinations.
Advanced Placement (AP) (OSPI Program Brief)
Allows students to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school. Students may earn college credit and/or advanced placement into upper-level college courses by taking AP exams. Many colleges and universities recognize AP courses when making admissions decisions.
International Baccalaureate (IB) (OSPI Program Brief)
Offers high quality programs of international education to a worldwide community of schools. The three programs for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills to live, learn, and work in a rapidly globalizing world.
University of Cambridge International Examinations (OSPI Program Brief)
Offers an international, pre-university curriculum and examination system that emphasizes the value of a broad and balanced education for academically-able students. Just as with International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP), colleges and universities have recognition policies for the awarding of credit based on exam scores.