Student registration begins March 7 for AP4ALL, which provides online Advanced Placement courses free of charge to any student residing in a Maine school administrative unit who is educated at the public expense. By offering online Advanced Placement courses at no charge, AP4ALL provides equity of access to any student residing in a Maine public high school regardless of where they live and the limits of resources available in their local school.
Enrollment will be capped at 20 students per course. Maine public high school students residing in a school administrative unit and who are being educated at public expense will be enrolled before non-Maine public high school students. Homeschooled students may participate in AP4ALL if they are registered through a local school administrative unit.
After the initial registration period has ended on March 31 at 5 p.m., if more than 20 students are registered for any course, a waitlist will be created and students added in the order of registrations received. Depending on circumstances, the Maine Department of Education may consider adding additional sections in oversubscribed subject areas. If fewer than 20 students are enrolled in any course by March 31, registrations will continue to be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis throughout the summer and up until Sept. 1, the first day that courses are scheduled to start.
Through AP4ALL, in 2016-17, the Maine DOE will be offering online Advanced Placement courses in the following subject areas: AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language and Culture, AP Latin, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics I, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP U.S. History, and AP World History.
For 2016-2017 high school juniors and seniors, 17 of the 22 AP4ALL courses offer the option of dual enrollment through the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Students will have the option to earn credit through at UMFK or take the AP exam at the end of the year. Students opting for credit through dual enrollment will not be charged tuition for these courses, but will be charged fees ($97.50 for a 3-credit course, $130 for a 4-credit course).
For a complete listing of courses, their UMFK equivalent, credit hours and costs,visit http://maine.gov/doe/ap4all/dual_enrollment/index.html
To learn more about AP4ALL, or to register students for 2016-17 online Advanced Placement courses, please visit http://maine.gov/doe/ap4all/
For more resources and information:
- Juanita Dickson, Maine DOE, firstname.lastname@example.org
- AP4ALL website – http://maine.gov/doe/ap4all/
- Courses – http://maine.gov/doe/ap4all/courses/index.html (be sure to read the course descriptions & requirements thoroughly before registering)
- Dual Enrollment – http://maine.gov/doe/ap4all/dual_enrollment/index.html
- Registration – http://maine.gov/doe/ap4all/registration/index.html (form available on March 7)