Debbie wrote on Facebook:
"I have a 12 yr (7th grade) daughter who is currently doing 9th grade work. As I pick her school work is it necessary for her to do AP classes and how do I know which home school courses are AP? In other words, can I make any curriculum an AP course and how?"
What if the AP course is outsourced to PA Homeschoolers online which is an approved (by the CB) AP course? Do I list the course with its AP designation on his homeschool transcript (with a course description), as well as have them send their transcript?
I always list any classes my children take on their homeschool transcript, whether the entity that provides the class gives a transcript or not. Your homeschool transcript can include everything your student does---thereby showing colleges everything they need to know about your student. Lee talks about listing outside classes using an acronym for the class site in this blog post: https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blogs/acronyms-for-outside-classes
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Sorry about that! You can get the course approved by the College Board, yes. My husband edited that part of the blog post, hoping to be helpful, LOL! Anywho, yes. You get the class approved by the CollegeBoard and they give you permission to call is "AP" on the transcript. Otherwise, just call it "Honors" and you are good to go. Does that make sense? My husband is feeling a little sheepish right now..
Thank you for your informative blog!
I have a question regarding your statement: "In order to call it “AP” on your transcript, you either need to enroll in the class at the high school it is offered or pass the AP exam."
I have heard from numerous sources that you cannot call a course "AP" unless it is approved by the College Board, and that simply taking the AP exam does not mean you can call the course AP on the transcript. Some homeschoolers have recorded it "Honors Chemistry with AP Exam" rather than AP "Chemistry."
Can you clarify this for us? Thank you!
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