Question: My son attends a very small high school. He is taking the most rigorus courses available. He has taken some classes at the local community college. There are no AP classes available at his high school. How will colleges compare him to students who are enrolled in AP classes at larger high schools?
Colleges will evaluate your son's high school performance in light of what the school has to offer him. He should not be penalized just because he can't take any APs. His willingness to take community college courses will indicate that he has used most of the resources he has at his disposal to enhance his educational profile.