AP Digital Edge

AP Digital Edge is a pilot pairing Advanced Placement Program® courses with software skills taught in career and professional education.

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AP Digital Edge is a pilot pairing Advanced Placement Program® courses with software skills taught in career and professional education.

About AP Digital Edge

Pairing AP with Career and Professional Education

AP Digital Edge embeds the practice of related software skills in the curriculum of an AP course. Students will be prepared to pass the AP Exam, as well as the certification exam in the digital tool.

Learn how AP Digital Edge works

Benefiting Students and Educators

Career and professional education (CAPE) can help students understand challenging AP content through applied learning activities, while AP content can provide context that engages students in learning CAPE skills.

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The Rewards

Students who earn qualifying scores on AP Exams can earn credit, advanced placement, or both in thousands of colleges and universities.

Students who pass the test for the software paired with the AP course can earn industry-recognized certifications to add to their résumés and college applications.

Florida Implementation

The College Board is working with the Florida Department of Education to implement AP Digital Edge. Six Florida districts are participating in the pilot for the fall 2015 semester: Broward, Collier, Lake, Osceola, Palm Beach, and Pinellas.

How to Participate

To take part in the program, teachers must work in one of the pilot districts and must teach an AP course that has received authorization through the AP Course Audit and is one of the AP courses supported by AP Digital Edge.

AP Courses in the Pilot

Four AP courses — AP Computer Science A, AP English Language and Composition, AP Microeconomics, and AP Studio Art: 2-D Design — are part of the fall 2015 pilot.

Tell Us You're Interested

We're working to expand the program. If you're an education professional and want to participate, please let us know.