Advanced Placement (AP)

What is Advanced Placement?

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program of college-level courses and exams that give motivated students the opportunity to earn credit for college while they are still in high school. There are many benefits for students who take AP courses, including the chance to study new and challenging subjects, discover new interests, and get a jump start on their college career.

How do AP courses work?

The AP Program is divided into 2 components:

- A yearlong course of study
- A nationally recognized exam

Most AP courses are yearlong and provide more intense and rigorous study than other courses at Francis Howell Central. Because of this, all AP courses carry weighted grades. This means that an “A” in an AP course is worth 5 points compared to a 4 in a traditional course.

A

=

5.00

C

=

3.00

A-

=

4.67

C-

=

2.67

B+

=

4.33

D+

=

2.33

B

=

4.00

D

=

2.00

B-

=

3.67

D-

=

1.67

C+

=

3.33

F

=

0.00


The nationally coordinated exams are given over a 2-week period in May. The highest score on the exam is a 5, but many colleges will accept a 3 on the AP exam and consider them as having passed a college course and have earned a college credit.

Why take AP courses?

- AP allows high school students to take courses that are rigorous, thought-provoking and in-depth – these are the types of courses they will face once they are in college.
- By earning credit from their AP courses, students are then free to pursue a double major, to study or travel abroad, or to combine a bachelor’s and master’s program.
- AP classes provide the groundwork for the disciplines they will need to succeed at the college level.

- Students can be granted up to a full year’s credit by a college or university upon completion of a number of AP programs. So a student could actually start college with sophomore standing.

For more information regarding Advance Placement go to https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home

Francis Howell Central AP Exams

ART:

AP ART HISTORY

AP STUDIO ART

BUSINESS:

AP ECONOMICS (AND PERSONAL FINANCE)

WORLD LANGUAGE:

AP FRENCH

AP SPANISH

SOCIAL STUDIES:

AP GOVMT & POLITICS

AP EUROPEAN HISTORY

AP PSYCHOLOGY

AP US HISTORY

AP WORLD HISTORY

AP GEOGRAPHY (ONLINE)

LANGUAGE ARTS:

AP ENGL LIT COMP

AP ENG LANG COMP

SCIENCE:

AP ENV SCIENCE A ONLINE

AP CHEMISTRY II

AP BIOLOGY

AP PHYSICS II

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE A (ONLINE)

MATH:

AP CALCULUS AB

AP CALCULUS BC

AP STATS

MUSIC:

MUSIC THEORY

*** Watch now how AP courses have affected the lives of students from Francis Howell Central. http://t.co/6zXkuAzgTA

Advanced Placement Exams

2017

Fee for each exam is $93

AP Exams will be held

May 1-May 5 &

May 8-May 12

Deadline to sign up is March 10th.

Please ask your teacher for registration form.

Once you have chosen your AP Exam and are ready pay, please bring form and check to AP Coordinator, Mrs. Breuer, in Guidance.

Mrs. Michelle Breuer, FHC AP Coordinator
636-851-4637
Michelle.Breuer@fhsdschools.org

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