College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) offers courses and examinations in a variety of subjects through which motivated students may experience rigorous, college-level classes while still in a supportive high school environment. The work students do in AP courses helps prepare them for the demands of college by gaining knowledge in specific subject areas by acquiring skills and study habits needed to be successful.

District 203 offers AP classes in many subjects for students who are prepared to meet that challenge. Please see the individual course descriptions for any prerequisites students must complete before selecting these classes:

Communication Arts: AP Literature & Composition, AP Language & Composition
Fine Arts: AP Studio Art, AP Art History, AP Music Theory
Career & Technical Education: AP Computer Science A
World & Classical Languages: AP Spanish Language, AP French Language & Culture,
AP Chinese Language & Culture, AP Spanish Literature
Science: AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Biology,
AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science
Mathematics: AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics
Social Studies: AP World History, AP United States Government and Politics,
AP Psychology, AP United States History, AP European History,
AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Comparative Government, AP Human Geography

Advanced Placement Exams are optional examinations administered in May each year under College Board guidelines. Students may earn college credit and/or placement into advanced college courses by obtaining a qualifying score on these tests. A fee is charged for these examinations and registration procedures will be communicated at the high school during AP classes.

A majority of colleges and universities in the United States grant academic credit or advanced placement to incoming students with qualifying AP scores on the exams. Each college determines which AP exam scores it will accept. It is the student’s responsibility to learn about the specific policies that prospective colleges may have regarding AP exams. The college admissions office, the college catalog, or the college website are the appropriate places to seek that information.

More detailed information about the AP Program is available in the Student Services Offices of each high school or through College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) information and services: Call 609-771-7300 or go to