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About the Advanced Placement® (AP®) Program
The AP Program gives you a chance to experience college-level classes in high school and opens the door to earning college credit before you ever set foot on campus. You’ll get to dig deeper into subjects you love while building the skills and confidence you need to succeed in college. Our school offers AP courses in 21 subjects, each of which culminates in an exam in May. If you score a 3 or higher (on a scale of 1–5), you could earn college credit, skip intro-level courses, or both at thousands of U.S. colleges and universities. Earning credit in high school means paying for fewer credits in college. It also opens up your schedule, allowing you to take more electives, pursue a second major, or study abroad. Regardless of your AP Exam score, taking AP courses can have a positive impact on your college applications. Admissions officers know college faculty play a big role in developing AP courses, so they know students who took AP pushed themselves to take challenging, college-level courses. This is something colleges like to see. 
AP English Language
AP English Literature
Math & Computer Science
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Statistics
AP Computer Science A
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
Social Studies
AP United States Government and Politics
AP Macroeconomics
AP European History
AP Psychology
AP US History
World Language
AP Chinese
AP French
AP Spanish
Visual & Performing Art
AP Art Drawing
AP Art 2D
AP Art 3D

AP Exam Petition
Students not enrolled in an AP class can petition to take the exam. Determination will be based on department chair approval and performance on a practice test. Return the attached form to the Assistant Principal in charge of testing no later than September 25th. If approval is granted you will be required to pay for the exam in early November.