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Advanced Placement (AP)


Advanced Placement (AP) is taught at the level of understanding and competency expected in college classes. Students should expect intensified study and great demands placed on their time and energy. This program is operated by the College Board, a national organization that develops the course curriculum, provides teachers training and administers a national standardized exam for each AP course. Students MUST pass the appropriate Advanced Placement in order to have an opportunity to receive college credit after completing a course. In South Carolina, the Education Improvement Act (EIA) f 1984 requires each school district in the state to provide AP courses in all secondary schools whose organizational structure includes 

                                                    grades eleven and twelve.


The College Board website,, provides comprehensive information about the AP program, including course descriptions and exam schedules. Students interested in taking AP classes at FDHS can speak to their counselor or the FDHS AP Coordinator Emily Styer -


                  FDHS is proud to offer the new AP Capstone Program for next school year.