Students who have demonstrated a strong commitment and aptitude in a particular subject may be placed in an advanced section of a course. Advanced courses are accelerated and extend the curriculum of a regular course, challenging the student to apply concepts and skills at a higher level. Placement in an advanced course is determined by the department in consultation with the Dean of Academics.
All departments at Berkshire offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses that can help a motivated and qualified student prepare for the College Board Advanced Placement Exams. Selection for an Advanced Placement course requires the successful completion of all course prerequisites and is determined by the department. Students who score successfully on the examination may be eligible for advanced standing in many colleges and universities. All students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses are required to take the AP Examination for that course.