J. Michael Smith, Esq.

Michael P. Farris, JD, LLM

PHC Prep Academy Students Score High on May 2011 AP Exams

July 25, 2011

The results are in for the 2010–11 class of Patrick Henry College Preparatory Academy students! According to the College Board’s AP Subject Score Roster for Online Providers, 83% of students who completed a course at PHC Prep during the 2010–11 academic year and took the corresponding Advanced Placement (AP) exam in May 2011 received a score of three or higher. Scoring high on AP exams can qualify students to receive college credit or advanced placement when they begin their undergraduate studies.

PHC Prep is an online academy that offers academically rigorous advanced-placement courses with a Christian worldview. It offered its first AP class in 2009. Since then, PHC Prep has expanded its course offerings to a full slate of AP courses that cover subjects from calculus to English literature.

“The latest score results demonstrate that PHC Prep Academy gives students excellent preparation for success on AP exams,” said HSLDA Chairman Michael Farris.

The AP Subject Score Roster for Online Providers displays scores for each exam taken by PHC Prep students who identified PHC Prep as their online provider when they took the exam. AP exams are scored on a scale of one to five, indicating whether the student is qualified in the exam's subject and recommended to receive college credit or advanced placement. Most colleges consider three or higher to be a passing score.

PHC Prep Academy students shone on each AP exam they took, with 24% receiving a three, 36% a four, and 23% a five. In all subjects, PHC Prep students’ average scores were dramatically higher than the average of all AP scores in the same subjects, as reported by the College Board for 2010. (The College Board has not yet released global AP exam score data for May 2011.)

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Learn more about PHC Prep Academy and register for fall 2011 classes (registration closes August 26, 2011).

Read the PHC Prep 2011 AP Exam Results Report (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).