AP college level courses and exams help students earn college credit and stand out in the admissions process. The AP exams give students who demonstrate exemplary skill in a particular subject area an opportunity to challenge themselves further.  AP classes provide material that goes beyond the scope of a typical high school class in each particular discipline. These exams are given in the middle of May.



  • One of the most important criteria for college admission.
  • Receive recognition from more than 3,600 colleges and universities that annually receive AP Exam scores. Over 90% of 4-year colleges in the U.S. provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying scores.
  • Have time to move into upper-level courses in your field of interest, pursue a double major, or study abroad.
  • Design a college experience that suits you and gives you the flexibility to get the most out of your college years.
  • Free up time during a semester at college to focus your attention on fewer more intensive classes.
  • Show your willingness to take the most rigorous courses available to you.
  • Improve your writing skills and sharpen your problem-solving techniques.
  • Develop the study habits necessary for tackling rigorous course work.
  • Engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively and learn to write clearly and persuasively.

Register at your school through the guidance department.

Advanced Placement Subject Areas include:

  • Biology

  • Calculus AB

  • Calculus BC

  • Chemistry

  • English Language

  • English Literature

  • Environmental Science

  • European History

  • French Language

  • Comparative Government & Politics

  • U.S. Government & Politics

  • Physics 1

  • Physics 2

  • Physics C

  • Spanish Language

  • Spanish Literature

  • U.S. History

  • World History