Advanced Placement

The curriculum at BASIS.ed managed schools for grades 8-12 is centered on the College Board's AP courses and exams. Formulated as a means of assessing college readiness, the AP exam is calibrated to the standard expectations of an entry-level university course.

A score of 3 points or higher indicates that a student is capable of successfully completing introductory-level college coursework and students who earn these scores are granted placement and/or credit at about 90 percent of four-year universities in the U.S., according to the 6th Annual "AP Report to the Nation."

Most American schools allow only top-performing students to take AP courses and AP exams beginning in 10th or 11th grade, but BASIS charter schools require ALL students to participate in AP courses and testing beginning in 9th grade. The BASIS.ed academic program involves students taking a minimum of eight AP courses and at least six AP exams during their high school tenure, with these exams counting as final exams for the AP course. While AP exams are by no means the goal of our curriculum, we believe in raised academic expectations and rigorous college preparation for all students. To that end, AP exam results are used as a means of assessing our success in helping students achieve their academic goals.

Advanced Placement Graduate Profile

The BASIS.ed academic program involves students taking a minimum of eight AP courses and at least six AP exams during their high school tenure, with these exams counting as final exams in a given course. While AP exams are by no means the goal of our curriculum, we believe in raised academic expectations and rigorous college preparation for all students. To that end, AP exam results are used as a means of assessing our success in helping students achieve their academic goals.

Chart: AP Profile for 2015 BASIS Graduates
Chart: Average AP Exam Score on All Tests

Average AP Exam Score on All Tests

Most American schools allow only top-performing students to take AP courses and AP exams beginning in 10th or 11th grade, but BASIS charter schools require ALL students to participate in AP courses and testing beginning in 9th grade. Despite being younger and in lower grade levels, BASIS students perform exceedingly well on AP exams when compared with their peers across the country.

Average AP Exam Score by Test

Most American schools allow only top-performing students to take AP courses and AP exams beginning in 10th or 11th grade, but BASIS charter schools require ALL students to participate in AP courses and testing beginning in 9th grade. Despite being younger and in lower grade levels, BASIS students perform exceedingly well on AP exams when compared with their peers across the country.

Chart: Average AP Exam Pass Rate on All Tests

Average AP Exam Pass Rate on All Tests

American schools allow only top-performing students to take AP courses and AP exams beginning in 10th or 11th grade, but BASIS charter schools require ALL students to participate in AP courses and testing beginning in 9th grade. Despite being younger and in lower grade levels, BASIS students perform exceedingly well on AP exams when compared with their peers across the country.

Average AP Exam Pass Rate by Test

Most American schools allow only top-performing students to take AP courses and AP exams beginning in 10th or 11th grade, but BASIS charter schools require ALL students to participate in AP courses and testing beginning in 9th grade. Despite being younger and in lower grade levels, BASIS students perform exceedingly well on AP exams when compared with their peers across the country.

Chart: AP Passing Points

AP Passing Points

The BASIS.ed academic program continues to evolve and offers an ever-widening range of students the opportunity to take AP courses and exams, beginning in 8th grade and lasting through the high school years. Our AP passing points indicator is the sum of the value of each passing score, measured across all BASIS.ed students taking AP exams. The impressive growth in our AP Passing Points is evidence of our AP success.