AP (Advanced Placement) and DC (Dual Credit)

The Nampa School District has a number of opportunities available for students to take Advanced Placement courses and earn college credits while in high school.  
 
AP (Advanced Placement) Courses are college level courses.  Taking an AP course helps students build the skills they'll need throughout their college years. You give your mind a rigorous workout while polishing up your time management and study skills. You also get better at handling challenging issues and problems, with the support of your AP teachers. AP courses let you know what to expect during the next phase of your educational journey, and help you build the confidence to succeed. 
 
By enrolling in an AP course, students are committing to dedicating the time and effort needed to successfully complete that year-long course.  Students are expected to put forth their best efforts academically. 
 
Drop deadlines are two weeks into the new school year and may require parent and administrator approval.  There will be a teacher review process mid year to determine any further changes to course placement.
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Fast Forward Funds available through the State of Idaho Advanced Opportunities program can be used to help pay for Dual Credits and AP exams.  More information can be found here- https://www.sde.idaho.gov/student-engagement/advanced-ops/index.html
 
Dual Credits:
Dual credits are courses taken by high school students that are transcribed on their high school and college transcripts. The Fast Forward program can pay for up to $75.00 per credit, and in most cases, the cost of these credits is $65.00. Dual Credit courses can also be taken online, by virtual conferencing, or in some cases students can go directly to the college/university campus.

Exams:
Students can utilize Fast Forward funds to pay for a variety of college-credit bearing or professional technical exams. These include Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or Career & Technical Education (CTE) exams.