ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-08-067

Date Created : 04/10/2008


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
High School Principals
other: GT Supervisors
AP Coordinators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Alice Barnes Rose, Assistant Commissioner
Advanced Placement Course Approval for 2007-2008 School Year

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. ß 6-16-1204

Contact Person:
Ann M. Biggers

Phone Number:


One Final Opportunity to obtain Advanced Placement (AP) Course Audit Authorization for 2007-2008.

Beginning Wednesday, April 9, 2008, the College Board will provide one final opportunity to obtain AP course authorization for 2007-2008 school year for teachers who began the AP Course Audit process by creating an online account, but didnít finish and get final approval. This very short window of opportunity will close at 5 p.m. Pacific time on April 23, 2008. No other opportunities will be available for the 2007-2008 school year.

It is imperative that any teacher teaching an AP course must have the course approved by the College Board. Otherwise the course cannot be labeled AP, the course will not be counted as one of the four required AP courses offered, students cannot get the weighted credit, and the state will not pay for the AP Exams.

All AP teachers in this situation will be contacted by College Board via email, as well as all relevant school and district staff with AP Course Audit accounts will be copied on the emails so the process can be monitored.

The College Board has stated that it is too late to initiate new accounts for this school year. Therefore, there is no possibility for teachers who did not start the Course Audit process for the 2007-2008 school year to apply for course approval for this year.


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