About Advanced Placement Courses


AP gives students the chance to tackle college-level work while they're still in high school and earn college credit and placement.  Visit AP's sites to learn more and to find the tools you need. 


Explore AP  

Learn about what an AP class is like, what it takes to be in an AP class, and how to get the most out of your classes.  Families should consider the rewards of taking an AP course:  AP can help you get ahead in college and broaden your college and career choices.  Listen to what college students have to say about the AP courses they took in high school.  If you have not considered taking an AP course before, consider your AP potential, using the AP Potential tool and your PSAT score to determine classes you're likely to do well in.

What It Takes to Take AP:  https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/exploreap/what-it-takes

Get the Most Out of Your Classes:  https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/exploreap/the-ap-experience

The Rewards:  https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/exploreap/the-rewards

Find Your Future:  https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/exploreap/ap-and-your-future

Resources for Parents and Families:  https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/exploreap/for-parents

Student Voices:  https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/exploreap/what-it-takes/student-voices

Discover Your AP Potential:  https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/exploreap/ap-potential


AP Courses  

Read the course overviews and descriptions.  Find out what career areas and college majors are related to each AP course.  Learn about each exam, and use exam practice resources.

AP Courses:  https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse


Taking the Exam

Find out about the exams, exam dates, exam policies.  Get advice for preparing for exams.  Learn about Digital Submission (for AP Studio Art, Capstone courses, and Computer Science Principles only).

Taking the Exam:  https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam


AP Scores

Use this link to view your scores and learn about AP Scores.  Find out what score reporting services are available.  Learn about AP Awards that recognize student achievement.

AP Scores:  https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores


Credit and Placement

Your AP scores can earn you valuable credit and placement in college.  Find out how to earn credit and read the frequently asked questions about AP credit and placement.  Read about college AP credit policies, and learn how AP can help you succeed in college.  Search for colleges and universities that offer credit or placement for AP scores.  Taking AP courses and exams improves your chances of getting into college and can even help you minimize your college costs.

Credit and Placement:  https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement

How to Earn Credit for Your Scores:  https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement/how-to-earn-credit-for-your-scores

AP Credit Policy Search:  https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement/search-credit-policies

AP and College:  https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement/ap-and-college



From AP Equity and Access Policy:  The College Board strongly encourages educators to make equitable access a guiding principle for their AP® programs by giving all willing and academically prepared students the opportunity to participate in AP. The College Board encourages the elimination of barriers that restrict access to AP for students from ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups that have been traditionally underserved.   Schools should make every effort to ensure their AP classes reflect the diversity of their student population. The College Board also believes that all students should have access to academically challenging course work before they enroll in AP classes, which can prepare them for AP success. It is only through a commitment to equitable preparation and access that true equity and excellence can be achieved


New Course for Sophomores and Juniors in 2022-2023:  AP Seminar
Learn about the AP Capstone Program.
Questions about AP or PreAP?
Rebecca Redland-Sturzl,
AP Program Director
[email protected]
(512) 841-9953
Dr. Susan Thames,
AP Program Administrator/Coordinator
[email protected]
(512) 841-9870