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Apex Teams with College Board

While Advanced Placement tests can give students a big advantage at university, a large number of high schools are unable to offer a full range of classes, if any at all.

Apex Learning Inc., a Bellevue-based builder and operator of virtual schools and The College Board, sponsor of the Advanced Placement Program and the SATs, today announced an agreement to offer online preparation for Advanced Placement students.

The AP Program provides students with opportunities to enroll in college-level courses while still in high school and to earn college credit and advanced placement based on their grades on the AP Examinations.

The new agreement between the College Board and Apex will give students who enroll in Apex Learning's AP Exam Review, an online AP exam prep program, access to previously released AP Exams from the College Board.

"We chose to work with Apex Learning to add to its AP Exam Review offering because we are committed to expanding access to AP exam preparation opportunities through the delivery of online services. It is consistent with the College Board's mission to prepare, inspire, and connect students to college and opportunity," said Gaston Caperton, president of the College Board.

Under terms of the agreement, Apex Learning will integrate more than 20 actual prior College Board released exams into AP Exam Review. Students enrolled in the program will have access to exam preparation materials already used by top AP teachers across the country for their AP exams in 11 different subjects.

"The College Board's commitment to raising the bar on education and preparing students for college has been a key motivation for the development of our award-winning AP solutions," said Keith Oelrich, president and CEO of Apex Learning. "We are excited to be one of the first organizations to have an agreement with the College Board to bring past AP exams to students and helping them better prepare for success."