Shmoop Launches Online Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Prep Courses, Offers Free AP Exam Prep Courses for 20 Urban US School Districts

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Shmoop (, a publisher of digital resources that make learning fun and relevant for students, introduces online Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Prep for $12.95 per student per AP Exam Prep course. Shmoop also announced that its new online AP Exam Prep courses will be free of charge this year for students and teachers of 20 urban public school districts.

“Shmoop is passionate about supporting all students and teachers. We’re particularly proud to offer these urban school districts our AP Exam Prep courses for free when many of these districts have faced significant budget cuts during these difficult economic times,” said Ellen Siminoff, CEO of Shmoop.

“Shmoop’s AP Exam Prep courses will help us toward a very important goal – preparing our students for college success,” said John Niemeyer, District Director for Advanced Placement at St. Louis Public Schools. “Students who score well on AP Exams can gain an advantage in college admissions and save college tuition expenses by earning college credits.”

Shmoop AP Exam Prep is Now Free of Charge for Students of These 20 Urban Public School Districts:

Atlanta Public Schools, Baltimore City Public Schools, Boston Public Schools, Chicago Public Schools, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, District of Columbia Public Schools, Detroit Public Schools, Houston Independent School District, Kansas City, MO School District, Los Angeles Unified School District, Memphis City Schools, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Milwaukee Public Schools, New Orleans Public Schools, New York City Public Schools, Oakland Unified School District, The School District of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Public Schools, San Francisco Unified School District, and St. Louis Public Schools.

Shmoop has provided each district with login instructions that will give students and teachers free access to the AP Exam Prep courses.

Shmoop’s online AP Exam Prep is now available to the public for $12.95 per student per Exam. Students take the AP Exams in the first two weeks of May.

About Shmoop’s Online AP Exam Prep:     Each online course includes deep content review, hundreds of drill questions, test-taking tips and strategies, and two full-length Practice Exams     Shmoop offers online courses for 4 of the 5 most popular AP Exams: AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP US History, and AP US Government

About Shmoop

Shmoop publishes digital resources that make learning fun and relevant for students. Shmoop content is written by master teachers and Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, and other top universities. Shmoop Learning Guides and Teacher Resources balance a fun, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help students understand how subjects relate to their daily lives. Shmoop offers more than 2,000 titles across the Web, iPhone, Kindle, and Nook. The company was an Official Honoree in the 2009 Webby Awards and named “Best of the Internet” by PC Magazine. Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a Labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, California.


Jennifer Colton