Mission & Philosophy

Our mission is to foster a love of learning in our students and to empower them to pursue excellence in their academic endeavors.

To achieve our mission, we have built our learning center on three very fundamental elements:

(1) Experienced and Outstanding Faculty – all enrichment courses are taught by certified professional teachers,

(2) Small Class Sizes – the average class size is about 9-12,

(3) Challenging Curriculum – By founding our learning center on these three elements, we have had the privilege to witness an energized and motivated learning environment develop. Both teachers and students are actively learning from each other and our students have achieved impressive results.

Track Record

Since 1998, 25,000 students have benefited from our programs. Our students have made outstanding achievements such as receiving top scores on Magnet school battery tests, Johns Hopkins CTY qualification tests, and the PSAT and SAT. In 2015, APLUS students made an unprecedented achievement in our history - 295 students were accepted (including those on the waitlist) to Montgomery Blair Magnet Program, Richard Montgomery International Baccalaureate Program, Thomas Jefferson Science Magnet High School, and various MCPS middle school Magnet Programs. The combined passing ratio was about 65%.

Course Offerings

Our course offerings are tailored to students ranging from 3rd through 12th grade. Courses include elementary mathematics, Pre-Algebra, Algebra-1, Algebra-2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Math Workshop, PSAT, SAT, SAT-II, Writing Workshops, Grammar, Critical Reading & Writing, Vocabulary and Magnet/IB Test Preparation. All classes are offered in the spring, fall, and summer semesters.