AP stands for Advanced Placement. College Board is the name of the association that organizes the AP program. Many universities offer college credit for AP courses if you score a certain mark on the end-of-year standardized test. These courses are quite academically rigorous. A student does need to take these classes to graduate from ISG Jubail.
At ISG Jubail we believe offering a variety of AP courses is important to provide an internationally recognized and academically rigorous component of our curriculum. Our non-AP courses are also academically rigorous, but are moderated internally and therefore offer more curricular flexibility; a component we also believe is important for a student’s education.
* One of these credits is determined by the Saudi Ministry of Education: 0.5 credit for Saudi Kingdom History & Geography and 0.5 credit for Islamic Culture. Elective credits awarded for additional credits taken beyond a department's minimum and any independent courses - for example, Internship.