Advanced Placement

The mission of the Advanced Placement program at Joliet Township High School is to offer all students access to opportunity for enrollment in a rigorous, college-level experience designed to provide experiences that challenge students to improve their academic skills, expand content knowledge and understanding, and ultimately, to foster and develop respect for and appreciation of being an independent lifelong learner.
 

Furthermore, Joliet Township High School is committed to upholding the AP College Board Equity Statement which states:

"The College Board and the Advanced Placement Programs encourage teachers, AP Coordinators, and school administrators to make equitable access a guiding principle for their AP programs. The College Board is committed to the principle that all students deserve an opportunity to participate in rigorous and academically challenging courses and programs."

"All students who are willing to accept the challenge of a rigorous academic curriculum should be considered for admission to AP courses. The Board encourages the elimination of groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the AP program. Schools should make every effort to ensure that their AP classes reflect the diversity of their student population."

As a result of our continued efforts to increase access and opportunity for our students entering into our AP program, while still maintaining its rigorous standards, the College Board awarded Joliet Township High School with the AP District of the Year Award in 2017.

AP Supports 

All AP teachers are available to students to address student concerns and help students be successful in an AP course. Before school, after school, evening, and even weekend, review sessions are held throughout the school year depending on the teacher’s schedule and as the exam nears.

In addition, there are opportunities for students to seek additional help from their peers through in-school tutoring during advisory periods and through NHS tutoring that is offered after school.

At JTHS, all AP students are provided with a license to use the online test preparation site, Albert.io, to help them prepare for all of their AP courses and the exams. This program is available to students throughout the school year and can be used at school or at home.

In the spring, students have the opportunity to participate in a practice exam that is proctored and scored like the actual AP exam that they will take in May. This provides the student with an authentic test-taking experience as they prepare themselves for the rigors and challenges of the real exam.