The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria Earns Dual AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award
Advanced Placement Courses
- AP students are more likely to go to college. The odds of enrolling in a 4-year college increase by 171% for kids who took one AP class vs. students who took none.
- AP students are far more likely to perform well in college vs. their non-AP peers. Specifically the first two years (Chajewski et al., 2011).
- Students with at least one AP Exam are more likely to perform well year 1 and 2 in college.
- Female students who take AP Computer Science Principles in high school are more than 5 times as likely to major in computer science in college. The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $88,240 in May 2019.
AP English Literature and Composition
9th - 12th Grades
Student Eligibility: All students must be on-track with all credits and have 90% or above attendance rate the year prior to applying.
Student Application Process:
Step 1: Students and parents/guardians must attend one of the special courses open house information sessions. During these sessions, families will hear more about the selection criteria for students and requirements for the application process.
Step 2: Students complete a questionnaire and request teacher recommendation letters
Step 3: Students participate in an interview with the AP Committee Panel
Step 4: Students and Families read and sign the AP Course Agreement
Step 5: Students receive acceptance or denial