Tom Vander Ark often says that one of the best ways to introduce online or blended learning in high schools is to offer additional Advanced Placement (AP) courses online. It’s a win-win for the school and students. Schools offer additional desirable classes without dramatically increasing costs and while testing the success of blended learning programs.

In a recent infographic from, we find that more students today are excelling in AP courses than ever before. AP Exam participation is up and scores are up since 2001, yet there’s still room for growth in science, computer science and more. With growing participation and success, it may be worth taking a look at new AP courses to offer at your school this year.

See the infographic below.

The Rise of the AP

Via and USC Rossier Online


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