Advanced Placement classes and exams allow students to demonstrate their passion and ability in various subjects. Advanced Placement courses require more commitment and dedication than regular courses and earning a 5 (the highest score on an exam) usually requires additional preparation during summers, breaks and holidays above and beyond what teachers assign. Building a solid base in a variety of subjects during elementary and middle school makes it easier to earn 5's on exams later. (NOTE: The majority of students admitted to Stanford, Yale, Harvard, UCLA, Berkeley and other highly-selective colleges will have not only taken a large number of AP courses, but will also have scored 4's and 5's on most of their exams.)
CollegeBoard AP Course Home Pages
To better understand the content of current Advanced Placement courses and the format of their associated exams, click on the course title below:
Khan Academy AP Resources
Khan Academy has a variety of resources to help students understand and study for various AP exams.
AP Art History
HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
|AP United States Government and Politics
AP United States History
AP World History
MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Environmental Science
AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
AP Physics 2: Algebra Based
WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURES
AP YouTube Videos
The CollegeBoard has created a YouTube channel for AP videos. Check them out here.
AP Scholar Awards
Students can receive national CollegeBoard recognition for taking and passing certain numbers of AP exams. For more information on the awards and their requirements, click here.
NOTE: Not all AP courses are available at all high schools. Please check with the high school your child attends or will attend to see what AP courses they offer. Students may take an AP exam even though they are not enrolled in the AP course though course enrollment is recommended. Since Cajon and Arroyo Valley are IB schools, they do not offer AP courses but do offer comparable exams associated with each IB course. IB students may still take AP exams.