Advanced Placement

What is Advanced Placement (AP)?

“Advanced Placement” (AP) is a program of college-level courses offered PGHS. Courses are available in many subject areas, including English, history, humanities, languages, math, psychology and science. The focus is not on memorizing facts and figures. It's on engaging discussions, approaching and solving problems together and learning to write well. You'll get to study fascinating topics and ideas. Who knows? One (or more!) might just become the foundation of your future college major or career.

What are the benefits of taking AP courses?

AP courses can help you gain the skills and study habits you'll need to be successful in college. You'll improve your writing, problem-solving, time-management skills, and learn how to stay focused on your work and goals. Research shows that AP courses help students graduate from college in four years and qualify for scholarships.

AP courses can also help you get accepted into college. It's less about taking the easy classes and earning an "A" than it is about showing colleges that you're willing to take a challenging class, even if it lowers your grade point average. This makes you stand out in the admission process. It also shows that you are taking the initiative to prepare yourself for college-level work

AP Recommended links

APscore.org

APstudent.org

CollegBoard.org

APcentral.collegeboard.org

PGHS AP 2017 SCORE Summary

Click to see PGHS 2016 AP Statistics

PGHS AP Classes and Teachers.docx


IMPORTANT REMINDER!

AP students: Here's an important reminder. Your AP scores were available online in July. To get your scores, you must sign up for a College Board account at apscore.org. Again, AP scores will only be available online so we encourage you to sign up for a College Board account today!

AP PAYMENTS VIA THE WEBSTORE

Click here to view a pdf with instructions to make AP payments via the PGHS webstore.