The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) enables our students to pursue college-level studies while you’re still in high school. You can earn college credit, advanced placement, or both, through the AP courses’ approved culminating exam.

In addition to earning college credit, these classes will help you learn essential time management and study skills needed for success at the college level. You’ll also dig deeper into subjects that interest you, tapping into your creativity and problem-solving skills.

Eighty-five percent of selective colleges and universities report that “AP experience favorably impacts admission decisions.” It sends a signal to your prospective college / university that you’re serious about your education and that you’re willing to challenge yourself.

Plus, students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely to complete a college degree on time, as you’re able to fulfill graduation requirements early and skip introductory courses or required general-education courses.


AP courses are available for registration during our normal course selection process in the spring. To earn college credit, the course’s culminating exam is required with a score of 3 or higher generally being the minimum requirement. Note: participation on the exam, and the potential to earn college credit, is optional. Registration for the AP exam date is completed after the start of each course as part of the course process.

Exam Payments

AP course exams are fee based. Exams fees vary from year-to-year. However, if you qualify for free or reduced-priced meals, you are eligible for reduced fees. Please speak with your counselor or building level AP coordinator for more information regarding AP Exam or AP Exam fees.

More Information

For more information on AP classes, schedule a time with your counselor, contact SHS' Advanced Placement Coordinator Janice Martinez, or view the Course Description Handbook. Visit the College Board website for more information on Advanced Placement opportunities.


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