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.
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 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 year long, and you sign up for them during registration. Make sure you pay attention to the prerequisite for the AP courses in which you are interested and plan ahead by securing those prerequisites early.