Advanced Placement Program


    Advanced Placement courses are offered in Art, English, Foreign Language, Math, Science, History, Computer Science and Psychology.  Students who successfully complete an Advanced Placement course will be prepared for and are expected to take the Advanced Placement Examination offered by the College Entrance Examination Board.  Students may receive credit or advanced standing at participating colleges based on their performance on these tests.  Each student should become aware of the credit/advanced standing policies of the colleges to which he/she will apply.  If a student leaves on internship and does not take an AP exam, he/she must take a teacher constructed final exam in the course that will count for 20% of the second-semester grade.


    **New** AP Test Registration

    Important: New for next year (2020 AP exams), The College Board, creators of Advanced Placement, recently announced significant changes to the AP exam ordering process, deadlines, late fees and cancellation fees that will be mandated for all schools and all students in the 2019-2020 school year.

    For the 2020 AP exams, all students will decide whether or not to take exams and order their exams by the preferred deadline of October 4, 2019 and the final deadline of Nov 15, 2019.  All students who register after Nov 15, 2019, will be charged a $40.00 per exam late fee. In addition, a $40.00 per exam cancellation fee will be charged for any exam order canceled after Nov 15, 2019.

    It is important that all families are aware of these changes, especially as students begin registering for their 2019-2020 courses. We understand that these changes may cause concern for students and parents.  Please keep in mind that these changes are being mandated by the College Board and were not decided by the school. 

    Additional details regarding the College Board’s new process will be made available once we have more information.

    Frequently Asked Questions About AP Courses

    What kind of student will be successful in this program? One who is highly motivated, willing to work hard, able to dedicate time, and has a recommendation from a teacher.
    Where does the curriculum come from?  National Curriculum
    What would this program look like on my schedule? One or more courses in area/s of strength and interest. Courses are one year long. 
    What are these courses like?
    -Content driven
    -Retention of large quantities of information
    -Critical thinking is important for success 
     How will I be assessed?  Multiple choice and essay questions on standardized exam
    What is my score based on? Solely on an external grade from 0-5 by a qualified national national examiner 
    Will I be required to do research?  Encouraged but not required.
    Who can I ask for more information?   Guidance counselor or teacher/s of course/s.