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advanced placement Syllabification: ad·vanced place·ment
(also trademark Advanced Placement, abbreviation: AP)

Definition of advanced placement in English:


The placement of a student in a high school course that offers college credit if successfully completed: [as modifier]: advanced placement English and chemistry courses
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  • Also, many high schools offer advanced placement courses that count for college credit.
  • Every high school will offer advanced placement courses in English language arts, mathematics, foreign languages, social studies and sciences.
  • Newsweek's magazine survey listed Frederick Douglass Academy as one of the top public schools in the country, based on the number of advanced placement courses it offers and the students' grades on the AP tests.

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