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Advanced Placement


About Advanced Placement Courses

Deciding to take an AP course lets colleges and universities know that you have what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate environment. When admissions officers see “AP” on your transcript, they know that what you experienced in a particular class has prepared you well for the challenges of college. Taking AP is a sign that you’re up for the most rigorous classes your high school has to offer.

Earn College Credits

By taking an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, you can save on college expenses: most colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores. These credits can allow students to save college tuition, study abroad, or secure a second major. AP can transform what once seemed unattainable into something within reach.

Skip Introductory Classes

If you already know your preferred college major, taking a related AP course and earning a qualifying score on the AP Exam can help you advance and avoid required introductory courses – so you can move directly into upper-level classes and focus on the work that interests you most.

Even taking an AP Exam unrelated to your major – whether or not you know what you want to major in – can place you beyond your college’s general education requirements. This opens up additional time on your schedule, enabling you to do a second major or minor, take exciting electives, or pursue additional interests.

Build College Skills

Taking an AP course builds the skills you'll need throughout your college years. You give your mind a rigorous workout while polishing up your time management and study skills. You also get better at handling challenging issues and problems, with the support of your AP teachers. AP courses let you know what to expect during the next phase of your educational journey, and help you build the confidence to succeed.

  • A.P. Art History

  • A.P. Biology

    Instructor - Phil Herndon
  • A.P. Calculus AB/BC

    Instructors - A/B - Alison Yopp and Dail Midgette, B/C - Dail Midgette
  • A.P. Chemistry

    Instructor - Lou McKeand
  • A.P. Environmental Science

  • A.P. European History

    Instructor - Dustin Adams
  • A.P. French

    Instructor - TBA
  • A.P. Human Geography

    Instructors - Angelica Garcia and Garrett Southerland
  • A.P. Language and Composition

    Instructors - Megan Fritz and Eric Genesky
  • A.P. Literature

    Instructors - Ashley Davis and Beth Keefer
  • A.P. Macroeconomics

    Instructor - Brian Schneidewind
  • A.P. Music Theory

    • Instructor - Eddie Adams
    • Currently offered through NC VPS
  • A.P. Psychology

    Instructors - Bruce Mamel, Hillary Taylor and John Jackson
  • A.P. Spanish

    Instructor - Gabe Delgado
    Not offered in 2015-2016 
  • A.P. Statisitics

    Instructor - Austin James
  • A.P. Studio Art

    Instructor - Josh Davis
  • A.P. U.S. History

    Instructors - David Beller and Matt Crawley
  • A.P. United States Government and Politics

    Instructors - Elizabeth Hiler and Nick Hoskings
  • A.P. World History