College Board to Eliminate 4 Unpopular Advanced Placement Courses

April 04, 2008

The College Board plans to cut four unpopular Advanced Placement courses after the 2008-9 academic year, according to The Washington Post.

College Board leaders announced in an e-mail message to high-school teachers on Thursday that the AP program would eliminate its Italian, Latin literature, French literature, and computer-science-AB courses, the Post reported. All of the courses have low enrollment. The Italian course, for example, is serving only 1,642 students nationwide.

Board leaders told the Post that they had no plans to cut other courses in the AP program. —Elyse Ashburn