The Advanced Placement Program (AP) offers students the opportunity to participate in rigorous and demanding coursework that may allow the students to earn college credit. The students may earn this college credit or advanced standing with a sufficient score on the AP exam. AP courses have exceptionally high standards (as outlined by the College Board), require more in-depth study by students, and carry a weighted grade. These courses place a high degree of emphasis on the student's own self-motivation, study skills, and the ability to self direct his/her own learning. Homework is generally assigned daily and is more extensive than is assigned in Honors level courses. AP exams are given in May and contain multiple-choice and free-response questions. The exams include problem-solving and the use of other higher-level thinking skills. Students enrolled in AP courses are expected to take the AP exams which carry an approximate cost of $89 per exam (price may vary). The AP exam fee for qualifying students may be reduced by the state of Ohio based on financial need. Students enrolling in AP classes should secure a teacher recommendation and demonstrate a high level of mastery in the specific subject area.
The following high school level classes will be offered this year as AP courses:
SUBJECT ADVANCED PLACEMENTART AP Studio Art ENGLISHAP English III - Language & CompositionAP English IV - Literature & Composition MATHEMATICS AP Calculus AB SCIENCEAP ChemistryAP Physics 1: Algebra-Based SOCIAL STUDIESAP European HistoryAP Macro Economics/Micro EconomicsAP U.S. Government & PoliticsAP U.S. HistoryAP World History WORLD LANGUAGESAP FrenchAP Spanish