All PHC Prep Academy Advanced Placement* courses are designed with college-level content that prepares students for the rigors of both the College Board’s AP exams and their future college studies. Because of the difficulty level, PHC Prep Academy recommends that students and their parents consider the following guidelines before registering:
- Grade level: Students in PHC Prep Academy courses are typically juniors or seniors in high school. Sophomores who have completed advanced coursework in a relevant subject may also be ready for the courses. If your student is not yet a sophomore in high school, please contact us before registering.
- Writing skills and reading comprehension: Students in PHC Prep Academy courses need strong reading and writing skills. Most courses have a substantial writing component, and even in courses with few formal writing requirements, students will regularly communicate in writing with their instructors and fellow students. They should also be mature readers prepared to use college-level texts.
- Time commitment: When taking advanced courses, students need to be willing—and need to have room in their schedules—to invest the needed time in their coursework. Students should plan to spend about 10–15 hours per week on each course.
- Self-motivation: To succeed in PHC Prep Academy courses, students must be self-motivated and self-disciplined learners. All are expected to take ownership of their studies, complete assignments on time, actively participate in class discussions, and seek instructor guidance whenever they have questions. In this college-level academic environment, there are simply no substitutes for hard work and a desire to learn.
Looking for details about course-specific requirements and prerequisites? To find out about specific areas of knowledge that students will need before taking particular AP courses, view each of our course description pages.
Still have questions about whether your student is ready? Please contact us.