AP Courses

AP Courses

All Hawaii Online Courses (HOC) Advanced Placement (AP) Courses are approved by the College Board and are designed for highly motivated college-bound students who have demonstrated academic achievement, higher order thinking skills, and the ability to work independently.

  • Students will need to devote at least 8-10 hours a week per course.

  • Due to the enormous amount of information to be covered and its level of complexity, AP courses move at a fast pace and are academically rigorous. Students can easily become overwhelmed if they fall behind in their work. Therefore, students must keep up with ALL assignments.

  • Students must actively participate in class. AP coursework requires students to work continually and to challenge themselves to work hard and maintain high standards.

  • AP courses rely heavily on college-level texts and outside readings. Students will read and write extensively. There are substantial reading assignments each week.

  • These courses may utilize college-level computer simulations which will require frequent software updates to plug-ins such as Java and Flashplayer.

  • It will be the students' responsibility to learn any topics not covered in class due to time constraints or other extenuating circumstances.

  • All students are highly encouraged to take the AP Exam in May.

Advanced Placement Exam: AP exams are taken at the student's school. Students should see their school AP coordinator to make arrangements to take the appropriate AP exam in May. There is a cost for the exam and students should inquire with their school AP coordinator regarding this amount.

Advanced Placement Science Courses: Face-to-face labs are a required part of the course; attendance is mandatory.

Additional Resources: AP College Board Website http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/Controller.jpf