The VSCPA has written a letter to David Coleman, president and CEO of The College Board, in support of an advanced placement (AP) course in accounting in Virginia.
The course recommendation is part of a national initiative from the Pathways Commission, a joint project from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the American Accounting Association (AAA). If approved, the course would become the first high school business course to receive AP credit.
The VSCPA noted that the accounting field is expected to add nearly 200,000 jobs from 2010 to 2020 for a growth rate of 16 percent, faster than the average growth for most other professions.
The VSCPA said it “feel[s] strongly that an AP accounting course will give high school graduates in Virginia and nationwide access to a highly respected and highly valued career path.”