At The Oxford Academy, we are proud of our one-to-one, individualized approach to education. For Advanced Placement courses, however, we offer a modified model, due to the college-level expectations inherent in the AP program. Students who wish to participate in an AP course offered at Oxford will experience a combination of seminar-style and one-to-one learning. For example, students might participate in 3 hours per week of seminar instruction, together with 30 minutes of one-to-one instruction. The individual balance will depend on the needs of the student and the details of the course. Because the class relies heavily on group projects and discussion, specific prerequisite skills, and a high level of motivation, enrollment requires a recommendation from the student’s previous teacher.
Oxford’s Advanced Placement courses are developed based on teacher expertise, student demand, and the availability of appropriate facilities. In order for The Oxford Academy to report an Advanced Placement course on a student’s transcript, the syllabus must be approved by the College Board. The school must also annually certify that the teacher who created the syllabus is currently teaching the course at Oxford. Currently, we offer three AP-level courses: Language and Literature, Calculus AB, and European History.
Students who enroll in an Advance Placement course at Oxford are expected to sit for the exam in May. Those who are eligible for accommodations must make certain the request has been submitted to the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities at least six weeks before the exam date. Please contact the Dean of Studies for information about the process.