Advanced Studies Academy

Southfield High School Advanced Studies Academy

Advanced Studies Academy students are those who love an academic challenge.  They are innovative thinkers and problem-solvers.

Advanced Studies Academy students are preparing to attend college, with many planning to attain professional and/or advanced degrees.

The Advanced Placement (AP) program is an integral part of our Advanced Studies curriculum; we encourage students in our program to take AP classes and AP exams throughout their high school career.  We encourage our students to strive to become AP Scholars, which is a distinction granted by the College Board when a student achieves a score of 3 or better on at least three AP Exams.


Pre-AP Courses are offered in the 9th and 10th grades in certain subject areas in order to prepare students for the more rigorous AP Courses in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.  Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) courses are college-level courses offered in high school.  Students who do well on AP Exams can earn credit and/or placement into advanced courses in college.  Find out more about the Advanced Placement program



Each May, students will have an opportunity to take Advanced Placement (AP) Exams.  Students may earn college credit depending on their exam scores and the College or University's policies.



Students who pass three or more AP Exams with a score of 3 or better can earn the distinction of being an AP Scholar.


Advanced Studies Academy Requirement strands:

Service Learning

In-House Extended Learning Experiences

Academic Components


Additional Requirements for Advanced Studies Academy students:

AP Classes

Academic Projects

Field Trips

Maintain required GPA

Questions?  Please contact  Mrs. Kara Shuell, Advanced Studies  Academy Coordinator

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Important Application Update:

Application Process will occur during the academic school year. Students will now sign up for an academy of their choice. Please contact me with any questions.