• Advanced Placement (AP) Course Offerings

    Advanced Placement (AP) is a program of college-level courses and exams that give high school students the opportunity to receive college credit. Since AP courses and exams are generally junior or senior year experiences, parents and students anticipating college should plan early, including the 9th and 10th grades. In order to take full advantage of AP opportunities, the appropriate prerequisite courses must be taken.  The following AP courses are available:

    AP American Government

    AP English Lit & Comp

    AP Psychology

    AP Biology

    AP Environmental Science

    AP Research

    AP Calculus AB

    AP European History

    AP Seminar

    AP Calculus BC

    AP Human Geography
    AP Statistics

    AP Chemistry

    AP Music Theory

    AP Studio Art

    AP Computer Science

    AP Physics I

    AP U.S. History

    AP English Lang & Comp

    AP Physics II AP World History

     

    The AP exams corresponding to these courses are given in LPS on the national test dates in May. The approximate cost is $100.00 for each AP exam taken. Most AP exams include two sections: multiple-choice and free-response (essays, problems, portfolios or taped responses). Each examination receives an overall grade on a five-point scale, interpreted as follows:

    • 5—Extremely well-qualified
    • 4—Well qualified
    • 3—Qualified
    • 2—Possibly qualified
    • 1—No recommendation

     

    AP score reports become available during the summer to students, high school administrators, and to the colleges requested by the students.  Colleges determine the conferral of credit based on exam scores.  This information can be accessed at https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement/search-credit-policies.  Many colleges accept scores of 3 or better and give students credit as if they had taken one of the more basic courses in the field. In some cases, a basic course may be waived, allowing students to begin their program of study with more advanced coursework. 

     

    More information can be found at https://student.collegeboard.org/