AP Placement (AP®)
The Advanced Placement Program (AP®) endorsed by the College Board, offers college-level courses to high school students. Each course is developed by a committee composed of college faculty and AP® teachers and covers the breadth of information, skills, and assignments found in the corresponding college course.
Oconomowoc High School offers the following Advanced Placement courses:
- AP® English Literature and Composition
- AP® Language and Composition
- AP® Physics 1
- AP® Physics C: Mechanics
- AP® Environmental Science
- AP® Chemistry
- AP® World History
- AP® Psychology
- AP® US History
- AP® Human Geography
- AP® Calculus AB
- AP® Calculus BC
- AP® Statistics
- AP® US Government & Politics (Incorporates .5 credit of Citizenship)
- AP® Studio Art
Deciding which courses to take
Teachers can give you a good sense of which courses you might consider and how you might prepare. Counselors can advise you as to which of the AP® courses fit your educational goals, as well as any courses or additional support you might need in order to enroll in AP in future years.
Examinations and Scores
Students who enroll in an Advanced Placement course(s) are required to take the examination, which is scheduled during the month of May. The Advanced Placement examination consists of multiple choice questions scored mechanically by the Educational Testing Service and a free response section that requires essay writing and problem-solving.
In late July, an AP® Grade Report is sent to each student, the high school, and if the student requests it, to a college/university. The AP® examinations are scored on a scale of 1-5. Each college/university decides which AP® examination scores are acceptable. The majority of colleges accept grades of three or better and offer the student credit as if they had taken one or more basic college courses in the subject area tested. In some cases, college/university credit is not offered, but the requirement of taking basic courses is waived and the student begins the program of study on an advanced level.
For more information about how AP® courses can meet your educational goals, contact:
OHS AP® Coordinator
262-560-3100, ext. 3282 email@example.com