Should your high school student take AP classes?

(FOX19) - Should your child take Advanced Placement courses?

Trevor Packer, senior vice president of advanced placement and instruction at the College Board, will be on Monday's The Xtra.

Advanced Placement is one of the College Board's programs. The College Board is a nonprofit organization.

The College Board has on its website what it calls some common myths about AP classes. They are:


I don't think I will score high enough on the AP Exam to get college credit.


You don't need to score a 5. Many colleges grant credit — and placement as well — based on a 3 or better on an AP exam.


Taking AP courses could hurt my grade point average


Your decision to take an AP course shows admission officers that you're willing to take on the academic challenge of college-level course work and expectations.

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