AP Exams Provide College Credit

Written by Korinna Kirchhoff

AP by the numbersNot only did 9,754 Frisco ISD students participate in 21,094 Advanced Placement exams, they were highly successful when their knowledge was put to the test in the infamous AP exam at the end of the 2022 school year. The College Board AP exam is one pathway to earn college credit while in high school and students have 32 AP courses to choose from. 

Thanks to a rigorous curriculum, the hard work of the students and the high-quality instruction in FISD AP classrooms, more than 74 percent of the exams attempted by students achieved a score of a 3, 4 or 5, making the student eligible to earn college credit.

Over the course of their high school career, thousands of Frisco ISD students take more than one AP exam or participate in the AP Seminar and AP Research courses.

Students who completed and scored a 3 or higher in an AP Seminar and AP Research courses and scored a 3 or higher on four additional AP courses are recognized with an AP Capstone Diploma. In addition, students who received scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams are deemed AP Scholar Award winners.

In 2022, Frisco ISD had 3,705 students earn the esteemed AP Scholar Award or AP Capstone Award.

“Every student in Frisco ISD has the opportunity to take their learning to the next level,” said Dr. Chris Clark, managing director of academic programs. “Whether a student wants to earn a professional certification or college credit, we are ready to support them on their journey.”

Research shows AP students are better prepared for and more likely to enroll and remain in college, do well in classes, and earn their degrees on time.

The District is proud of the continued growth in AP programming, which included 895 more students taking exams this year and 1,918 more exams administered. 

College Credit in Frisco ISD

In addition to Advanced Placement courses, Frisco ISD offers extensive options for college credit. It’s never too early to research what’s available to FISD students!

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