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Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement courses are identified by an “AP” designation. These courses are taught on a collegiate level and the AP exam determines if the student may receive college credit. The student receives high school credit based on passing the class.

AP courses provide academically challenging content in a supportive environment. The skills which students are expected to master are of greater complexity and must be applied to a broader range of situations. Demands made in each of the AP courses parallel the demands made by comparable college courses. All students are encouraged to take an AP course. However, college-bound students are especially encouraged to take at least one AP course in their area of strength and/or interests to prepare them for college level expectations and develop a transcript of rigorous study.

The program also provides the opportunity to earn college credit or its equivalent through the advanced placement testing program. Students are required to take the corresponding Advanced Placement examination. Fees for the examination are the responsibility of each student. Financial assistance is available to qualifying students. See the school-based AP Coordinator for additional information. Students who do not take the AP exam will not be granted AP credit on their transcript.

All Advanced Placement courses are year long. Grades earned for advanced placement courses are weighted by a factor of 1.05 to reflect the increased performance expectations for the students enrolled in these courses.

Advanced Placement Biology
Advanced Placement Calculus AB
Advanced Placement Calculus BC
Advanced Placement English Language & Composition
Advanced Placement Environmental Science
Advanced Placement European History
Advanced Placement Government
Advanced Placement Human Geography
Advanced Placement Latin
Advanced Placement Spanish Language
Advanced Placement Studio Art