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AP Tops State, Nation

Performance by Long Beach Unified School District students on Advanced Placement exams is now higher than state, national and international averages in nine subject areas: calculus, European history, music theory, physics B, physics C (mechanics), Spanish language, Spanish literature, statistics and world history. Last school year LBUSD students took nearly 4,800 Advanced Placement (AP) exams, an increase of about 1,300 over the previous year. This fall, local students will fill an estimated 6,000 seats in AP courses—an increase of more than 3,000 during the past two years. These challenging courses help students earn college credit while still in high school and give them a competitive edge, saving their parents thousands of dollars in college tuition.