Advanced Placement® courses are for students with exceptionally rapid learning abilities, advanced school skills, preparing for an Advanced Placement® examination, and/or planning to attend a college/university after high school.
Students in the AP® level are expected to:
- Take full and immediate responsibility for independent learning with limited guided practice.
- Review and study class material extensively in addition to completing assigned homework.
- Have recall, comprehension, and problem-solving skills. The AP® level emphasizes inference, synthesis, and evaluation. A difference between AP® and Honors levels is the frequency and depth of activities reflecting these higher order skills. The curriculum is more complex, challenging, and extensive than at the Honors level.
- In the event that research projects are assigned, be self-directed and independent in their research. The projects can take any of the following forms: written, spoken, performed, or crafted. Students will be expected to complete these projects in addition to daily class work and homework.
- Adjust to an accelerated pace that approximates college-level pacing.
Homework will typically be assigned daily. It will be extensive, time-consuming, and require students to read, write, problem-solve, review, memorize, design, or craft. Summer assignments may also be provided.
District 155 offers a wide variety of AP® courses for students to choose from.
- AP® Language & Composition
- AP® Literature & Composition
- AP® Studio Art 2D, 3D, and Drawing
- AP® Art History
- AP® Music Theory
- AP® European History
- AP® U.S. Government & Politics
- AP® U.S. History
- AP® Psychology
- AP® Microeconomics
- AP® Macroeconomics
- AP® Human Geography
- AP® Spanish Language & Culture
- AP® Spanish Literature & Culture
- AP® Computer Science Principles
- AP® Computer Science A
- AP® Biology
- AP® Chemistry
- AP® Physics I
- AP® Physics C
- AP® Environmental Science
- AP® Calculus AB
- AP® Calculus BC
- AP® Statistics
AP® Exams typically are scheduled for early May. To find your child's specific subject exam date go to:
For more information on the Advanced Placement Program® visit: