Advanced Placement

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Advanced Placement (AP)

The Advanced Placement Program® is a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools and colleges and universities. Since its inception in 1955, the Program has provided motivated high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting. Students who participate in the Program not only gain college-level skills, but in many cases they also earn college credit while they are still in high school. AP courses are taught by dedicated and enthusiastic high school teachers who follow course guidelines developed and published by the College Board. Participating colleges grant credit and/or appropriate placement to students who have done well on the examinations. Colonial supports the following AP curriculum choices.

  • AP

    • AP Physics 1

    • AP Biology

    • AP Environmental Science

    • AP Computer Science Principles

    • AP Calculus AB

    • AP Calculus BC

    • AP Chemistry

    • AP English Language Composition

    • AP English Literature

    • AP Government

    • AP Macroeconomics

    • AP Psychology

    • AP World History

    • AP U.S. History

    • AP Human Geography

    • AP Spanish Literature

    • AP Spanish Language

    • AP Studio Art Two-Dimensional Design Portfolio

    • AP Art-Drawing Portfolio

  • AICE

    • AICE Marine Science

    • AICE Biology

    • AICE General Paper

    • AICE Math 1

    • AICE Accounting

    • AICE English Lit

    • AICE English Lang

    • AICE Sociology

    • AICE U.S. History

    • AICE Global Perspectives

    • AICE Psychology


Advanced Placement serves three groups:

1) students who wish to pursue college-level studies,

2) schools that desire to offer these opportunities, and

3) colleges that wish to encourage and recognize such achievement.