Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement represents college level academic challenges. AP classes are college level courses offered in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Computer Science, Art and Music. Colleges recognize that the applicants with AP experience are much better prepared for the demands of college courses.

Advanced Placement Advantages:

  • Excellent preparation for college success
  • Admission to competitive universities
  • Earn college credits

Courses Offered

English

  • English Language & Composition (11)
  • English Literature (12)

Mathematics

  • Statistics (11 & 12)
  • Calculus AB (11 & 12)
  • Calculus BC (12)

Sciences

  • Biology (9 - 12)
  • Chemistry (10 - 12)
  • Physics 1 (11 - 12)
  • Physics 2 (12)
  • Physics C (12)

Social Studies

  • World History (10)
  • American History (11)
  • Macroeconomics (12)
  • American Government (12)
  • Human Geography (9 - 12)
  • Psychology (11 & 12)

Foreign Languages

  • Spanish Language (11 - 12)
  • Spanish Literature (12)

Art

  • Art 2D Design Portfolio (11 & 12)
  • Art Drawing Portfolio (11 & 12)
  • Studio Art 3D (11 & 12)
  • Art History (11 & 12)
  • Photography (10 - 12)

Music

  • Music Theory (11 - 12)

Computer Science

  • Computer Science A (10 - 12)
  • Computer Science Principles (9 - 12)

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I take an AP course and risk getting a lower grade?

The grade you receive may be as good or better than one you would have earned in an honors course, because the weight given to grades in AP courses compensates for the increased difficulty. Secondly, colleges know that all courses are not equal. Their evaluation of student grades focuses as much on the quality of the courses as the grades received. Finally, an AP course gives you an opportunity to learn a subject in great depth and helps you develop skills that will be critically important to successful study in college.


What do I need to succeed in AP?

You need to be willing and able. "Willing" mean motivated to study and learn on the college level. If you are committed to participating actively in an AP class and doing the out-of-class assignments, you have met a major prerequisite for success.