Red Mountain Advanced Placement (AP)
We are proud to offer a wide variety of Advanced Placement courses to provide our students with a strong foundation for their post-secondary plans. AP classes are rigorous, full-year college level classes intended to prepare students for the highest level of college success. Students enrolled in AP courses are expected to participate in the end of course exam. Many colleges and universities award college credits or waive requirements based for students who achieve high enough marks on these exams.
What is AP?
Advanced Placement (AP) is a program created by the College Board offering college-level curriculum and examinations to high school students. All AP courses are taught by AP trained instructors and the curriculum for the various subjects is approved through College Board by a panel of experts and college-level educators.
Who can take AP Courses?
AP courses are for all students, all areas or interest, and all skill levels. The benefits of AP courses are both immediate and long-reaching. Students learn valuable study habits for academic success in both high school and college as well subject-specific knowledge and skills that translate into broader understanding across subjects. With the spring AP exams, students then have an opportunity to earn college credit as well.
AP is for anyone who wants to challenge themselves academically: If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change. Come and learn about the changes that can improve your learning and your future education.
Is there a charge to enroll in an AP course?
No—we offer AP courses just like other classes on campus. However, the national exam will cost $96. 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 here.
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 the College Board website.
How do I sign up for an AP course?
AP courses are yearlong, and you sign up for them during registration.