Advanced Placement Courses

What are Advanced Placement (AP) Courses?

The Advanced Placement (AP) is a program created by the College Board to offer college-level curricula to high school students. AP courses culminate with a nationally-normed exam in May. Many American colleges and universities grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the AP exams. The AP curriculum for each of the AP subjects is created by the College Board by a panel of experts and college-level educators in that field of study.


Admission to Advanced Placement Courses

At NDP, admission to Advanced Placement (AP) courses is by standardized test scores and class grades. Advanced Placement courses are college level courses for academically capable students. At the end of each course, students take The College Board AP exam. At Notre Dame Prep, all students enrolled in AP courses are required to take the AP exam and are responsible for AP exam fees. If the course is a full academic year, students are expected to make the year-long commitment. College credit or placement may be awarded depending upon the college or university a student attends. AP courses are weighted an extra point toward GPA. Due to a greatly increased homework and study workload, students should communicate with teachers prior to enrollment for additional information.


AP Courses at NDP:

  • Physics

  • Environmental Science

  • Calculus AB

  • Calculus BC

  • Statistics

  • World History

  • U.S. History

  • U.S. Government and Politics

  • English Language and Composition

  • English Literature and Composition

  • Spanish Language

  • Spanish Literature

  • Computer Science