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Advanced Placement

Is there a charge to take an AP course?

No. They are free. However, the national exam will cost $94. Colleges do not charge for credits earned from AP classes.

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. Check to see when your AP Exam is scheduled.

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, go to

How do I sign up for an AP course?
Pay attention to the prerequisite for the AP course you are interested in taking. AP courses are year long, and you sign up for them during registration (Jan/Feb).

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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.

What advanced placement courses are available at Mountain View for the 2019-20 school year?

  1. AP Art and Design: 2D, Drawing
  2. AP Biology
  3. AP Calculus AB
  4. AP Calculus BC
  5. AP Chemistry
  6. AP Comparative Government and Politics
  7. AP Computer Science Principles
  8. AP English Language and Composition (11th grade)
  9. AP English Literature and Composition (12th grade)
  10. AP Environmental Science
  11. AP European History
  12. AP Human Geography
  13. AP Macroeconomics
  14. AP Music Theory 
  15. AP Physics I
  16. AP Physics II
  17. AP Spanish Language and Culture 
  18. AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  19. AP Statistics
  20. AP United States Government and Politics
  21. AP United States History