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What Is Advanced Placement (AP)?

The AP Program offers college-level courses and exams that you can take in high school:

Earn College Credit

  • Your AP score could earn you college credits before you even set foot on campus.

Earn Advanced Placement 

  • Your AP score can let you skip introductory courses in college.

Save Money and Time

  • Earning credit or placement can open up time on your schedule or even let you graduate early.

Stand Out to Colleges 

  • “AP” on your high school transcript shows colleges you’ve tackled college-level work.


AP Course Difficulty

AP courses are usually more demanding than regular high school classes. Most AP courses are similar to first-year college courses. They aren't easy, but you can succeed in them if you put in time and effort.

Enrolling in an AP Course

Begin by talking with a school counselor, an AP teacher, or the school AP Coordinator. Find out if taking an AP course would be a positive experience for you. It’s important to make sure you understand and can handle the workload.

AP Exam

When you take an AP course, you have the opportunity to take the AP Exam in that subject. AP Exams are given in May. They are two- to three-hour tests made up of multiple-choice and free-response questions. The exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5.

You must pay a fee to take an AP Exam. If you can’t pay the fee, you can ask your school counselor or school AP Coordinator (if your school has one) about a fee reduction. 

AP Capstone Programs in PVUSD

AP Capstone Information

We currently have three of our high school campuses offering the AP Capstone Program.  The contact person for each school is listed below.

Horizon – Rachel Prince - 602-449-6000

Paradise Valley – Jackie Strickling and Maureen Minnick - 602-449-7000

Pinnacle – Heather Brilo - 602-449-4000


Paradise Valley Schools Advanced Placement Programs

SCHOOL

Horizon HS

North Canyon HS

Paradise Valley HS

Pinnacle HS

Shadow Mountain HS

PVOnline

Contact Person Tracey Blair (Lanese) Amanda Wood Jackie Clayton Cindy Willittes Judy Birt Koni Withers
Email and Phone Contacts

tlanese@pvschools.net

602-449-6000

amwood@pvschools.net

602-449-5000

jstrickling@pvschools.net

602-449-7000

cwillittes@schools.net

602-449-4000

jbirt@pvschools.net  

602-449-3000

kwithers@pvschools.net

602-449-2450

AP Class Offerings

-AP Biology 1-2
-AP Calculus AB 1-2
-AP Calculus BC 1-2
-AP Chemistry 1-2
-AP English Lang & Comp 5-6
-AP English Lit/Comp 7-8
-AP Macroeconomics
-AP Music Theory 1-2
-AP Physics One 1-2
-AP Psychology 1-2
-AP Research 1-2
-AP Seminar 1-2
-AP Spanish Lang & Culture 9-10
-AP Statistics 1-2
-AP Studio Art 2-D Design 1-2
-AP Studio Art 3-D Design 1-2
-AP Studio Art Drawing 1-2
-AP US Government & Politics
-AP US History 1-2
-AP World History 1-2
-Pre-AP English 1-2
-PVOnline AP Calculus AB 1-2
-PVOnline AP English Lang&Comp 5-6
-PVOnline AP English Lit&Comp 7-8
-PVOnline AP Macroeconomics
-PVOnline AP US Gov & Politics
-PVOnline AP US History 1-2
-PVOnline AP Comp Science Princip1-2
 

-AP Calculus AB 1-2
-AP Calculus BC 1-2
-AP English Lang & Comp 5-6
-AP English Lit/Comp 7-8
-AP Macroeconomics
-AP Psychology 1-2
-AP Spanish Lang & -Culture 9-10
-AP US Government & -Politics
-AP US History 1-2
-AP World History 1-2
-PVOnline AP English Lit&Comp 8
 

-AP Biology 1-2
-AP Calculus AB 1-2
-AP Calculus BC 1-2
-AP Chemistry 1-2
-AP Comp Science Principles 1-2
-AP Computer Science A 1-2
-AP English Lang & Comp 5-6
-AP English Lit & Comp 7-8
-AP European History 1-2
-AP Macroeconomics
-AP Physics C: Mechanics 1-2
-AP Psychology 1-2
-AP Research 1-2
-AP Seminar 1-2
-AP Statistics 1-2
-AP Studio Art Drawing 1-2
-AP US Government & Politics
-AP US History 1-2
-CC - AP French Lang&Culture 9-10
-CC - AP Spanish Lang & Culture 9-10
-Pre-AP English 1-2
-PVOnline AP Macroeconomics

-AP Biology 1-2
-AP Calculus AB 1-2
-AP Calculus BC 1-2
-AP Chemistry 1-2
-AP Computer Science A 1-2
-AP English Lang & Comp 5-6
-AP English Lit & Comp 7-8
-AP English Lit & Comp 7
-AP European History 1-2
-AP French Lang & Culture 9-10
-AP Macroeconomics
-AP Physics One 1-2
-AP Physics Two 1-2
-AP Psychology 1-2
-AP Research 1-2
-AP Seminar 1-2
-AP Spanish Lang & Culture 9-10
-AP Statistics 1-2
-AP Studio Art 2-D Design 1-2
-AP Studio Art Drawing 1-2
-AP US Government & Politics
-AP US History 1-2
-PVOnline AP English Lit&Comp 7-8
 

-AP Biology 1-2
-AP Calculus AB 1-2
-AP Calculus BC 1-2
-AP Chemistry 1-2
-AP English Lang & Comp DAAPS 5-6
-AP English Lit & Comp DAAPS 7-8
-AP European History DAAPS 1-2
-AP Macroeconomics DAAPS
-AP Music Theory 1-2
-AP Physics One 1-2
-AP Psychology 1-2
-AP Spanish Lang & -Culture 9-10
-AP Statistics 1-2
-AP US Gov & Politics DAAPS
-AP US History 1-2
-AP US History DAAPS 1-2
-PVOnline AP Music Theory 1-2
-PVOnline APComp Science Princip1-2
 

-PVOnline AP English  Lang & Comp5-6
-PVOnline AP English Lit&Comp 7-8
-PVOnline AP Macroeconomics
-PVOnline AP Music Theory 1-2
-PVOnline AP US Gov & Politics
-PVOnline AP US History 1-2
-PVOnline AP Comp Science Princip1-2