AP + Project Lead the Way

To help prepare all students for the global workforce, the College Board and Project Lead The Way (PLTW) have partnered on a program to encourage student participation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses and build their interest in STEM degrees and careers. The program leverages the success of the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) and Project Lead The Way’s applied learning programs.

Affton has been approved to participate in this program.

Students who complete the requirements of their chosen pathway earn the AP + PLTW student recognition, a qualification that demonstrates to colleges and employers that the student is ready for advanced coursework and interested in careers in this discipline.

To earn the recognition, the student must satisfactorily complete three courses in the pathway — one AP course (in Math and Science); one PLTW course; and a third course, either AP (Math or science) or PLTW — and earn a qualifying score of 3 or higher on the AP Exam(s) and a score of Proficient or higher on the PLTW End of Course (EoC) assessment(s). For Engineering students, the approved AP exams are: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics and AP Physics. For Biomedical students, only AP Biology is approved.

The student recognition will be awarded for the first time in summer 2016 for course work completed in the 2015-16 academic year. There will be multiple tiers of recognition for students. More details will be available soon.

Visit the AP website for further information.