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BCPS to Ask Parents to “Opt-In” to Take Advance Placement Psychology

BCPS to Ask Parents to “Opt-In” to Take Advance Placement Psychology

As Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) gets ready for the start of the 2023/24 school year, it is asking parents of high school students who want to take Advance Placement (AP) Psychology as an elective to “opt-in” to the course. 

“Recognizing the depth and breadth of topics covered in AP Psychology and in line with the importance of prioritizing student well-being and parental choice, we have decided to make enrollment for this elective an ‘opt-in’ process that expressly requires parental consent,” said Superintendent Dr. Peter Licata.

Schools will communicate directly with their parents with information and a form to complete the opt-in process. Additional information about the course and curriculum can be found on the College Board website through the following link:

During the 2022/23 school year, approximately 2,500 BCPS students enrolled in AP Psychology.




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