• College Board (www.collegeboard.com) is a nonprofit that runs the Advanced Placement program. The site has information about classes available, dates for AP exams, information about costs associated with the program and other information.
• The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (www.osfa.state.la.us) provides information about the TOPS program: rules, coursework, GPAs and test scores required for eligibility, information about scholarship levels and other resources.
• The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com) charges premium prices for its classes and promises to raise test scores, but its Web site offers a number of free practice tools for the ACT and SAT that can supplement preparation supplied by area high schools.Advanced Placement Classes
The full list of Advanced Placement offerings is available on the College Board Web site, but here are some AP classes offered by New Orleans high schools:
U.S. Government & Politics
English Literature and composition
English Language and composition