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Advanced Level Classes for our Scholars

Capitol offers our scholars many ways to go above and beyond the average, to set themselves a part from their peers and to progress along the pathway to success. One way we offer our scholars this is by making Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment courses.

AP courses are college-level courses taught by our staff. College Board manages the curricula and examination of these courses. College Board is a not-for-profit organization that was created to broaden access to higher education through college readiness. The courses offered are in the general education subject areas and recognized by most higher education institutions. At the completion of the course scholars are administered an exam to show off the knowledge they’ve gained. Scores range 1-5, 5 being the highest, which can then potentially be used for college credit. Each institution has their own rules about the scores they accept for credits, but we generally see institutions allowing students with a score of 4 or better to bypass certain prerequisite courses.

Dual Enrollment programs exist across the nation to allow students another snapshot into higher education. Dual Enrollment courses allow students to be enrolled in high school while taking college courses with an approved partnership school, to earn guaranteed credits that will be acknowledged at that institution. Capitol is proud to partner with Southern University and Wiley College. Upon successful completion of courses with these institutions, our scholars gain recognition that they have completed the course and are allowed to earn a credit toward graduation from that institution. Other schools may accept the credit, should they choose to attend elsewhere after leaving Capitol’s doors, but the acceptance of the credit is based on the specific institution’s requirements.

If you or your scholar has any questions about either program, feel free to speak with one of our academic advisors, we’d be more than happy to help you choose the program that is right for you.