What is AP?
Advanced Placement (AP) is a program in the United States and Canada, created by the College Board, which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities often grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations. The AP curriculum for each of the various subjects is created for the College Board by a panel of experts and college-level educators in that field of study. For a high school course to have the AP designation, the course must be audited by the College Board to ascertain that it satisfies the AP curriculum. If the course is approved, the school may use the AP designation and the course will be publicly listed on the AP Course Ledger.
2015-16 AP Course Offerings:
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
Spanish Language and Culture
Studio Art: 2-D Design
Studio Art: 3-D Design
U.S. Government & Politics
United States History
2016-17 New AP Course Offerings:
Continuing our efforts to provide challenging course work to best prepare our students for college and career, Benicia High School is excited to add to our Advanced Placement courses next year. We will be adding AP Computer Science Principles, AP Studio Art Drawing, and the AP Capstone curriculum, which provides students with the opportunity for an AP Seminar and Research Certificate or an AP Capstone Diploma. The AP Capstone curriculum is a two year program with AP Seminar at the junior level and AP Research at the senior level. In 2016-17, juniors will have the opportunity to take this course. For more information, please contact Ms. Kleinschmidt, Vice Principal and AP Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.