Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement Classes:

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.


Students who make the commitment to participate in Dobson's Advanced Placement Program should understand that they are registering for a year-long course that is taught at a college-level by experienced, certified instructors who adhere to the curriculum standards set for by the College Board. In order to maintain the integrity of the curriculum and the AP course itself, all students are expected to fulfill the year long commitment as well as take the AP test at the conclusion of the school year. 

What courses are available at Dobson High School?  

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language &  Culture
  • English Language & Composition
  • English Literature & Composition
  • French Language & Culture
  • Human Geography
  • Music Theory
  • Physics 1
  • Physics 2
  • Psychology
  • Seminar
  • Spanish Language
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Research
  • US Government & Macroeconomics
  • US History
  • World History
  • We The People

Do I have to take the AP exam?  

Yes, all AP students are expected to take the national exam in May.  The national exam will cost $94. Students may qualify for a reduction in price based on certain requirements.

How do I earn college credit from an AP exam?  

Students receive a score of 1 (no recommendation) up to 5 (highest recommendation). University credit can only be earned on the national exam. To find out AP credit and placement policies at many colleges and universities, go to


Visit CollegeBoard's Advanced Placement homepage for additional information.

CollegeBoard AP Website

National Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Dates

AP Exam Policies

Important AP Exam Information

AP Exam Security

Learn the ins & outs of exam security BEFORE you test.
Breaking the rules could cost you your score!

CollegeBoard AP Exam Calendar

AP Exams are in May, but there are other dates to keep in mind

AP Scores

View your AP Exam scores online

Credit & Placement

CollegeBoard Advanced Placement (AP)

CollegeBoard Resources for Parents

Preparing for the AP Exams

Get ready for the exams by practicing with sample questions and knowing what to expect on exam day