The Advanced Placement (AP) is a program created by the College Board offering college-level curriculum and examinations to high school students. Colleges often grant placement and credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations. The AP curriculum for the various subjects is created for the College Board by a panel of experts and college-level educators in each subject. For a high school course to have the AP designation, the course must be audited by the College Board to ascertain it satisfies the AP curriculum. If the course is approved the school may use the AP designation and the course will be publicly listed on the AP Ledger.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is a two-year comprehensive and rigorous pre-university curriculum leading to an IB diploma. The International Baccalaureate Program was designed through an international cooperative effort and is based in Geneva, Switzerland. Students who participate in the full diploma program are actively engaged in a liberal arts curriculum that includes: critical thinking classes and minimum of 150 hours of participation in extracurricular activities and community services. The two-year program is a very rigorous program leading to passing of 6 exams to receive an IB diploma.