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Advanced Placement

Stand Out in College Admissions
 
Taking an Advanced Placement course lets colleges and universities know you have what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate environment. When admissions officers see “AP” on your transcript, they know your experience in a particular class has prepared you well for the challenges of college. Taking AP is a sign you are up for the most rigorous classes your high school has to offer.
 
Earn College Credits
 
By taking an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, you can save on college expenses: most colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores. These credits can allow students to save college tuition, study abroad, or secure a second major. AP can transform what once seemed unattainable into something within reach. Check out specific colleges’ guidelines on accepting AP scores for credit and placement by searching our AP Credit Policy database.

Skip Introductory Classes
 
If you already know your preferred college major, taking a related AP course and earning a qualifying score on the AP Exam can help you advance and avoid required introductory courses – so you can move directly into upper-level classes and focus on the work that interests you most. Even taking an AP Exam unrelated to your major – whether or not you know what you want to major in – can place you beyond your college’s general education requirements. This opens up additional time on your schedule, enabling you to do a second major or minor, take exciting electives, or pursue additional interests.
 
Build College Skills
 
An AP course builds the skills you will need throughout your college years. You give your mind a rigorous workout while polishing up your time management and study skills. You also get better at handling challenging issues and problems, with the support of your AP teachers. AP courses let you know what to expect during the next phase of your educational journey, and help you build the confidence to succeed.

 

AP Courses Offered

 

Computer Science
Computer Science A
Computer Science Principles (Project Lead The Way)
English
English Language & Composition
English Literature & Composition
Mathematics
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Statistics
Project Lead The Way
Engineering Design and Development (Capstone Course)
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Environmental Science
Physics 1 (Algebra-Based)
Physics 2 (Algebra-Based)
Physics 3 (Mechanics)
Social Science
Economics: Micro and Macro
European History
Government/Economics
Government: U.S. & Comparative
Psychology
United States History
Visual/Performing Arts
Art History
Studio Art 2D
Student Art 3D
World Languages
French Language & Culture
German Language & Culture
Spanish Language & Culture
















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