What is Advanced Placement (AP)?

  • AP classes are college-level academic courses that culminate with an exam at the end of the year. AP classes hold a higher point value and are "weighted" by 1.0 in comparison to regular academic courses. The exam is scored on a 1 – 5 point scale.  With qualifying exam scores, a student can earn credit, advanced placement or both at the majority of colleges and universities. Explore additional information on AP Courses directly on the College Board AP website.

    Here is a helpful document for understanding expectations in AP courses - Expectations for AP Courses.


  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES OFFERED AT POTOMAC FALLS HS:

    • AP Biology DE
    • AP Calculus AB
    • AP Calculus BC
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Comparative Government & Politics
    • AP Computer Science
    • AP English Language
    • AP English Literature
    • AP French
    • AP German
    • AP Human Geography
    • AP Macroeconomic 
    • AP Microeconomics
    • AP Physics C: Mechanics
    • AP Psychology
    • AP Research 
    • AP Seminar
    • AP Spanish Language 
    • AP Statistics 
    • AP US History 
    • AP World History
  • AP EXAM INFORMATION

    Please reach out to your current AP course instructor or to the School Counseling Office for AP Exam ordering instructions.

    AP Central - Official site for AP and College Board, this site contains previous exam questions for every AP course.

Last Modified on September 6, 2023