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Advanced Placement (AP) Coursework Overview

  • The College Board’s AP courses are college-level classes in a wide variety of subjects that you can take while still in high school. They offer you challenging coursework and a taste of what college classes are like.  Clifton High School offers a variety of AP course selections (current list below):

    • AP 2-D Art & Design
    • AP Biology
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Physics C: Mechanics
    • AP Psychology
    • AP Calculus AB
    • AP Statistics
    • AP European History
    • AP US Gov. & Politics
    • AP United States History
    • AP Computer Science A
    • AP Computer Science Principles
    • AP English Language & Composition
    • AP English Literature Composition
    • AP French Language & Culture
    • AP Italian Language & Culture
    • AP Spanish Language & Culture

    When you take an AP course, you have the opportunity to take the AP exam in that subject.  You must pay a fee to take an AP exam. AP exams are given in May. They’re 2-3 hour tests made up of multiple-choice and free-response questions. The exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5.

    The extra effort you put into an AP course is definitely worth it. Consider these benefits:

    • AP courses offer the opportunity to study a subject in-depth at the college level. This better prepares you for college work.
    • If you receive a high enough score on an AP exam, you may be eligible for credit, advanced placement or both at most colleges in the United States.
    • The AP Program offers a number of AP Scholar Awards to students for outstanding performance on AP Exams. If you qualify, colleges will recognize this achievement.


  • Advanced Placement (AP) Coursework Information

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