AP4ALL offers online Advanced Placement courses to any student residing in a Maine school administrative unit who is educated at the public expense. By offering AP courses online at no charge, AP4ALL provides equity of access to rigorous and challenging coursework for all Maine public high school students regardless of where they live and the limits of resources available in their local school.
Since 2007, AP4ALL has addressed the access to demanding, college-level courses by using online technologies to help offer such courses to every public high school student in Maine.
Students who participate in AP4ALL are taught by Maine certified teachers who receive extensive training not only in their specific AP content area, but also in the pedagogy of effective online teaching. AP4ALL provides teachers with significant support in the areas of integrating technology, effective online communication, and all aspects of teaching and learning related to an online course.
Year-Long Online Courses
AP4ALL classes are year-long online courses that run from the day after Labor Day through one week after the scheduled date of the AP Exam for the course. All AP4ALL courses follow the same calendar, regardless of a student’s own school calendar, and each course satisfies all College Board Advanced Placement course requirements.
More than 3,200 colleges and universities in the United States offer credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying AP scores. A qualifying score is anywhere from a 3 to a 5. It should be noted that each college or university develops its own policies on granting credit or placing a student in a particular level of course based on their AP performance.
A Money Saving Opportunity!
If students are granted credit for AP courses taken in high school this can accelerate their progress toward graduation, and therefore save them money on the typical tuition, fees, and room and board. It can also allow them to spread their typical class load over time, provide the flexibility to pursue a double major, or study abroad without concerns about negatively impacting their ability to graduate on time.