Advanced Placement courses are college-level classes which have
been approved by the College Board to carry the AP designation.
Every AP course has a corresponding standardized exam, which is
administered nationwide on a specific date in May.
Students may be eligible to earn college credit for AP courses,
depending on their score on the AP exam. Whether or not a student
earns college credits for AP, these courses prepare students very well
for the academic rigors of college.
APA offers about 7 AP courses, most of which are intended for juniors
or seniors only. At APA, all students in AP courses are required to
take AP exams, but we consistently score well above state and
national averages (see chart below). About 65% of APA graduates
take at least one AP course during their high school career.
The following AP courses are currently offered at Heritage:
- Environmental Science
- English Language & Composition
- English Literature & Composition
- US History