Advanced Placement (AP)

"Advanced Placement" (AP) is a program of college-level courses offered at hundreds of high schools including SHS.  AP courses are developed by a committee composed of higher education faculty and expert AP teachers who ensure that the course reflects college- and university-level expectations.  These committees define the scope and goals of the AP course, articulating what students should know and be able to do upon completion.  At the end of the course, students may take a standardized test to earn college credits.

AP courses at Sweeny High School are taught by highly qualified high school teachers who use the AP Course Descriptions to guide them.  The course descriptions outline the course content, describe the curricular goals, and provide sample exam questions.  However, AP teachers have the flexibility to determine how this content is presented in the classroom.

AP Courses offered at Sweeny High School
Calculus AB
English Literature and Composition

Useful Links...
College Board - organization responsible for SAT and AP programs
AP Credit Policy - find colleges or universities that offer credit or placement for AP scores
AP Exam Dates & Fees
AP Central - sample free response and multiple choice questions

Advanced Academics - LaBonne Casey
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