Advanced Placement Courses

For the 2019-2020 academic year, American School is pleased to offer the following online Advanced Placement (AP) courses:

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP United States History

Enrollment in AP courses for the 2019-20 academic year is open from August 19 to September 27, 2019.  Please contact us here for assistance or to enroll.  Please check back in July 2020 for information about enrolling in AP courses for the 2020-21 academic year.

Since it can take up to three business days for students to have access to all online study materials, we recommend enrolling by September 20 if you wish to begin your course on October 1, but all students who enroll can expect to have access to all online study materials no later than October 4. 

All courses must be completed by April 24, 2020.

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. 

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 school 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, 2020 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.

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

2020 AP Exam Schedule (all exams begin at 8 a.m. local time)

  • Tuesday, May 5, 2020: Calculus AB
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020: English Language and Composition
  • Friday, May 8, 2020: United States History
  • Monday, May 11, 2020: Biology

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!