Students can meet the Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or the Cambridge International pathway either by successfully completing the course (see grade requirements below) or by passing the exam (see required scores below.)
Course method: the law specifies that for ELA, the AP English Language and Composition Literature, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology, US History, World History, US Government and Politics, and Comparative Government courses work, as well as any of the Individuals and Societies courses in the IB catalog. For math, AP Statistics, Computer Science, Computer Science Principles and Calculus count, as well as any of the Mathematics courses in the IB catalog. The law does not specify Cambridge International courses beyond “English Language Arts and Mathematics.”
Students are not required to take the assessment associated with the AP, IB or Cambridge course they enroll in to meet this pathway requirement via the course route. A student can meet this pathway through the course route by successfully completing the course through earning a C+ or better grade in the course.
Exam method: Alternatively, students can meet this pathway by passing the associated assessment for any of the English Language Arts or math courses as laid out in law (as described above) at a specified level. To meet this pathway, students must earn a 3 or higher on the AP exam, a 4 or higher on the IB exam, or score an E (the minimum passing score in Cambridge exams) or higher on the exam associated with the courses described above.