Advanced Placement (AP)

Tremper High School offers 21 Advanced Placement (AP) classes for the 2020-21 school year. AP is a rigorous academic program built on the commitment, passion, and hard work of students and teachers. Students taking AP courses benefit in a number of ways:

  • Students who take AP courses send a signal to colleges that they’re serious about their education and that they’re willing to challenge themselves with rigorous coursework.
  • 85% of selective colleges and universities report that a student’s AP experience favorably impacts admission decisions.
  • Research shows that students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely than their peers to complete a college degree on time.
  • Students dig deeper into subjects that interest them, and learn to tap their creativity and their problem-solving skills to address course challenges.

CLICK HERE for a more detailed presentation on our AP program.

AP exams run the first 2 full weeks of May each school year. In 2020, the dates are May 3rd-14th. The cost of each exam will be $95, subject to change per college board. Though not mandated, we encourage students to take the exams in order to earn college credit. Exams are graded 1-5, with a 5 being the highest grade. Many colleges award credit toward their graduation requirement with AP exams scores of 3 or higher. Registration for these exams will begin September 24th, 2020. The deadline to register is November 1st, 2020 (without incurring a $40 late fee) To register for AP exams click here.

The American Council on Education (ACE) and the College Board recommend that colleges and universities award credit for AP scores of 3 or higher on any AP Examination. To get information on college credit policies for specific colleges/universities click here.

Scores for this year’s exams will be released by the beginning of July 2020. If you would like to see your exam scores before they are mailed to you, click here.

YOU WILL NEED YOUR AP EXAM NUMBER IN ORDER TO VIEW YOUR SCORES ONLINE.