Advanced Placement at Mesa Public Schools
Learn more about Advanced Placement (AP) options at Mesa Public Schools
1. What are AP classes?
These are rigorous, full-year college-level classes intended to prepare students for the highest level of college success. Each AP class ends with a national exam for university credit.
2. What courses are available at Mesa Public Schools?*
- AP English Language
- AP English Literature
- AP US History
- AP US Government and Politics
- AP Comparative Government and Politics
- AP European History
- AP Psychology
- AP Biology
- AP Chemistry
- AP Physics
- AP Environmental Science
- AP Statistics
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- AP Music Theory
- AP Spanish Language and Culture
- AP Spanish Literature
- AP French Language and Culture
- AP German Language & Culture
3. Is there a charge to take an AP course?
No. They are free. However, the national exam will cost $89. Colleges do not charge for credits earned from AP classes.
4. Do I have to take the AP exam?
Yes. AP students must take the national exam in May. University credit can only be earned on the national exam.
5. How do I earn college credit from an AP exam?
Students receive a score of 1 (no recommendation) up to 5 (highest recommendation). To find out AP credit and placement policies at many colleges and universities, visit collegeboard.com/ap/creditpolicy.
6. How do I sign up for an AP course?
Pay attention to the prerequisite for the AP course you are interested in taking.
*Course availability subject to change