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Advanced Placement

AP at Grandview High School

What: The Advanced Placement (AP) Program gives students the opportunity to take college-level courses and exams while in high school. "Students enjoy the challenge of taking AP courses with enthusiastic classmates and teachers; high school faculty find that AP courses enhance their students' confidence and academic interest as well as their school's reputation; and college faculty report that AP students are far better prepared for serious academic work." (College Board, 2001). In a recent study, the College Board found that 59% of AP students received at least a B average in their freshman year while only 37% of non-AP students did.
 
Who: AP is a program for students willing to apply their inquisitiveness, ability and persistence. AP challenges students, rewards their achievements, eases the transition to college, and may assist with the financial commitment of college. Over 90% of the nation's colleges and universities, including the most selective, offer credit and/or placement into advanced courses. Each year more than 30,000 AP students are eligible for sophomore standing which is granted by about 1,400 institutions.
Why: Benefits for students who take AP courses include studying subjects they are interested in, completing a challenging course, and working with students and faculty who are similarly motivated. AP often assists students who are unsure about their future plans in determining post high school experience. "This gives students a head start and increases their future options. AP prepares students for the future by giving them tools that will serve them well throughout their college careers" (College Board, 2001). At Grandview AP coursework is valued, and therefore, the weighted grading scale is used.

 
Grandview High School offers the following AP Courses

ENGLISH
SCIENCE
AP English Language
AP Environmental Science
AP English Literature
AP Biology
 
AP Chemistry
WORLD LANGUAGE
AP Physics B
AP French V
AP Physics C
AP German V
 
AP Spanish V
SOCIAL STUDIES
AP Spanish Literature
AP Comparative Government​
AP European History
 
AP Human Geography
AP Macroeconomics​
​AP Microeconomics
MATHEMATICS
AP Psychology
AP Statistics
AP U.S. Government
AP Calculus AB
AP U.S. History
AP Calculus BC
AP World History
 
 
 
OTHER COURSES
 
AP Computer Science A
 
AP Music Theory
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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