What is Advanced Placement? Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college-level courses taught in high school. At the end of each AP course, students have the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at some of the nation’s top schools. Students may wish to participate in AP courses for a variety of reasons, including: (1) to get a head-start on college-level courses; (2) to stand out in the college admissions process; and (3) to broaden their intellectual horizons. Brewer High School offers one of the most comprehensive Advanced Placement (AP) programs in the state.

Current AP Course Offerings at BHS:

  • AP English 3
  • AP English 4
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Statistics
  • AP US History (Part 1)
  • AP US History (Part 2)
  • AP Biology (Lab)
  • AP Chemistry (Lab)
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics (Lab)
  • AP Art: Drawing
  • AP French 4
  • AP Spanish 4

Advanced Placement (A.P.) is a program sponsored by the Educational Testing Service, a subsidiary of the College Board in Princeton, N.J. The program consists of 25 college-level courses that can be offered to secondary school students. All Advanced Placement courses are supplemented by a nationwide AP exam given annually in May. Most colleges grant credit and/or advanced placement (Sophomore standing) to students whose AP examination grades are considered acceptable.

*Note: A score of 3 or higher indicates to colleges that a student is qualified in that subject area.

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