The 2016 Palomar College GEAR UP for Advanced Placement (AP) Academy provided 152 students the opportunity to study advanced materials in-depth and at an accelerated pace, ultimately giving students a head start on the rigorous coursework they will face in the 2016-17 school year. The academy allowed students to familiarize themselves with AP standards and motivate and prepare them to enroll in future AP courses. Students experienced challenging classes and glimpsed college life through our weekly local college visits.
These college bound students collaborated with teachers, administrators, and previous AP students to be better prepared for college level coursework. Students who successfully completed the AP Academy earned five elective credits and one paid AP exam by the Palomar College GEAR UP program.