Are the interactive videoconferencing (IVC) and online Advanced Placement (AP) courses as rigorous as conventional AP courses?

Yes. The IVC Advanced Placement courses are taught by experienced teachers who have had AP training. Students receive the same instruction that teachers provide for their face-to-face students. Online Advanced Placement courses are also taught by teachers who have had AP training and are experienced in AP teaching. Studies have shown that students taking the AP exam after taking a course online do as well as students in traditional classrooms.