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Advanced Placement (AP) is a program that allows high school students to pursue college-level studies through courses and exams. It is maintained by the College Board, a non-profit organization created to grant greater access to a higher education.


AP courses are rigorous, college-level courses for high school students.

At St. Paul Hanoi, we currently offer:

Classroom: AP Calculus BC, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Statistics, AP Calculus & AP Chinese

Online: AP Calculus AB and BC, AP Statistics, AP Chemistry, AP Physics B, AP Psychology, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP U.S. Government and Politics & AP U.S. History.

75% of freshman submitted AP scores as part of their applications to University of Wisconsin.
When students take AP courses and exams, they are showing universities that they are challenging themselves and that they are prepared for the rigor of college courses.
Research conducted by the University of Wisconsin showed that AP students graduated faster than non-AP students.


AP Exams are rigorous, multiple-component tests that are administered at high schools each May. St. Paul Hanoi is one of the AP testing centers in Vietnam. 
Each AP Exam has a corresponding AP course and provides a standardized measure of what students have learned in the AP classroom. High school students can earn college credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam scores. AP students are likely to graduate faster than non-AP students.

With qualifying AP Exam Scores, you can earn credit, advanced placement, or both at the majority of colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

AP helps you to develop better study skills, improve your writing skills, and sharpen your problem solving abilities. This will give you the confidence to tackle the academic challenges that you can expect in college.

Entering college with AP credits gives you time to move into upper level courses in your field of interest, pursue a double major, or study/travel abroad.

Research consistently shows that students who are successful in AP typically experience greater academic success in college than similar students who do not participate in AP.


Our AP Coordinator, Mr. Moo, will host an informational session on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 3PM in Room B109 (the conference room). Any parent and student interested in learning about AP exams and courses are invited to attend. An invitation letter with more information will be sent home after the Tet holiday.

Due to possible conflicts with our school calendar, we will not be able to offer the AP exams to students not currently enrolled at our school.