Advanced Placement

Is there a charge to take an AP course?

No. They are free. However, the national exam will cost $96. Students on free/reduced lunch pay $53.  All students in an AP course, take the AP exam.  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.  AP courses are year-long, and you sign up for them during registration (Jan/Feb).

College Board AP website

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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...if you are in an AP class, you take the AP exam.

What advanced placement courses are available at Mountain View for the 2021-2022 school year?

AP Art and Design: 2D, 3D, Drawing
AP Biology
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Chemistry
AP Comparative Government and Politics
AP Computer Science Principles
AP English Language and Composition (11th grade)
AP English Literature and Composition (12th grade)
AP Environmental Science
AP European History
AP Human Geography
AP Macroeconomics
AP Music Theory 
AP Physics I
AP Physics II
AP Spanish Language and Culture 
AP Spanish Literature and Culture
AP Statistics
AP United States Government and Politics
AP United States History