Advanced Placement Courses

For the 2017-2018 academic year, American School is pleased to offer the following online Advanced Placement (AP) courses:

Enrollment is open from September 11 to September 29, and courses will open on October 2.  No enrollments will be accepted after the close of business on September 29. 

Since it can take up to three business days for students to have access to all online study materials, we recommend enrolling by September 22 if you wish to begin your course on October 2, but all students who enroll can expect to have access to all online study materials no later than October 6. 

All courses must be completed by April 27.

AP courses cost $200 per course for students already in an American School high school diploma program and $400 per course for all other students.  Tuition must be paid in full at the time of enrollment.  Please note that additional AP exam fees apply.  In addition, students who take the Biology and/or English Language and Composition will need to purchase additional study materials.  Scroll down for more information on exam fees and additional study materials.

To enroll, email customerrelations@americanschool.org with your name and phone number, and a representative will call you to process your enrollment.

Please scroll down for more information about the AP program.

About the AP Program

The AP program is designed to give students the experience of the rigors of college-level studies while still having the support of a high schol environment.  Students participating in AP have the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school which may help in the college admission process.

Homeschooled students must make arrangements to test at a participating school or authorized test center.  We recommend that students contact AP services before enrolling to get the names and telephone numbers of local participating AP coordinators who are willing to test outside students.  It is each student's own responsibility to make such arrangements.  Students must contact AP coordinators no later than March 15, 2018 to arrange testing.

There is an additional fee per AP test, separate from the cost of the course, that is paid to the AP coordinator.   For more information, please visit https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/ap-coordinators/exam-ordering-fees/ordering-materials/home-schooled-students.  

International students (those registering for AP exams outside the United States) should visit http://international.collegeboard.org for additional information.

2018 AP Exam Schedule (all exams begin at 8 a.m. local time)

  • Thursday, May 10, 2018: United States Government and Politics
  • Friday, May 11, 2018: United States History
  • Monday, May 14, 2018: Biology
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018: Calculus AB
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018: English Language and Composition

Additional Costs For Biology

  • Lab Materials
  • Microscope

Additional Costs For English Language Arts and Composition

  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  • Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury OR William Zinsser’s On Writing Well by William Zinsser
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Hunger of Memory by Richard Rodriguez OR A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah OR Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt OR The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston OR Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi OR One Writer's Beginning by Eudora Welty 
  • Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson OR Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich OR Atomic Farmgirl by Teri Hein OR Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
  • 5 Steps to a 5 AP English Language (recommended, not required)

Additional General Information

  • American School's AP courses will use the following grading scale:  A: 90-100; B: 80-89; C: 70-79; D: 60-69; F: 0-59.  There are no grades of Partial in AP courses, and final end-of-course exams are not available.
  • Extensions and renewals are not available.
  • Students are not allowed to take Calculus AB and Calculus BC in the same year.

Thank you for your interest in American School's AP courses!