AP (Advanced Placement) Courses
- Calculus AB
- Calculus BC
- Computer Science
- Human Geography
- Art History
- Micro Economics
- Macro Economics
- United States History
- Comparative Government
- AP Literature and Composition
- AP 2D Art Design
What is the Advanced Placement (AP) Program?
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college level courses available to high school students in a variety of subjects. AP exams are scheduled during the first two weeks of May of every school year. AP course are graded out of five (5) points; students who score a three (3) or higher may have the opportunity of earning university/college credit which could be transferable towards graduation requirements in the bachelor’s program they choose.
AP courses are open to all students at the American High School provided they meet the prerequisites for each respective course. AP courses are rigorous and prerequisites ensure students have the skill sets required to succeed in an AP course. Students who do not meet the prerequisite for an AP course, but believe they are capable of succeeding in the course, may fill out an AP Waiver Form (ACAD001) to request an exemption. Exemptions are granted on a case-by-case basis by the discretion of the AP course instructor, AHS Academic Dean, and AHS Director.
Students can discuss AP options and their academic readiness with AHS administration, their homeroom teachers, and teachers of the subjects in which they would like to take AP courses.
AP courses award graduation credits, and grades received in AP courses are weighted in students’ GPAs.
For more information on Advanced Placement Courses visit apstudent.collegeboard.org/home