Advanced Placement Scholars

The Advanced Placement Scholars Specialty Program (AP Scholars) is aligned with the Advanced Placement Program from The College Board. The program will provide students with instruction in pre-college and college level courses. Courses will provide students with a collegial learning environment and rigorous academic focus with emphasis on content knowledge, critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills, as well as disciplined study habits. Students will be prepared for success on AP exams. 

Special activities such as college nights, informational forums and content related activities will be offered. Students will complete a research project in the senior year in an area of academic concentration such as English, mathematics, science, or history and social sciences.

To participate in the program, students must enroll in two or more pre-AP or AP courses each year. Patriot also requires students to complete six AP courses before graduation. By graduation, students will also complete 60 hours of community service as well as a senior research project.

Schools Offering This Program

Patriot High School
Coordinator:  Katherine Swanson
Telephone:  703.594.3020

Information Meetings

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
7 p.m

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
6 p.m.

Coordinator: Cynthia Treichler
Telephone: 703.497.8161

Information Meetings

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
6:30 p.m.


Attendance Areas/Program Availability

  • Students who live within the boundaries of Colgan, Forest Park, Hylton, Freedom, Gar-Field, Potomac, and Woodbridge High Schools are eligible to attend the Advanced Placement Scholars Specialty Program at Woodbridge High School.
  • Students who live within the boundaries of Battlefield, Brentsville District, Osbourn Park, Patriot, and Stonewall Jackson are eligible to attend the Advanced Placement Scholars Specialty Program at Patriot High School. 
  • Any student attending Parkside Middle School who live significantly closer to Woodbridge High School may request permission from both program coordinators to attend the Advanced Placement Scholars Specialty program at Woodbridge High School rather than the program at Patriot.

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