Advanced Placement (AP)

Grades 11 and 12

Advanced Placement (AP) is a College Board program that offers Minnesota high school students the opportunity to take rigorous, college-level courses and the potential to earn college credit while in high school. Students engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.  
The courses are taken at Denfeld and the courses are as follows:  Language & Composition, Language & Composition, American History, World History, and Calculus. AP classes don't just earn you high school credit. You may also earn college credit if you take an AP exam at the end of the course AND earn a score of at least three (3) on a scale of one (1) to five (5). Students should check with individual colleges for the most current list of the AP courses each institution accepts and the test score needed for college credit.  AP exams are open to all students, not just those who have taken an AP course. The exams take place usually in the month of May.
Why take an AP Class?
  • Expectations and pace of class closely match college experience.
  • Score of 3, 4 or 5 may earn you college credit.
  • AP is recognized by post-secondary schools across the nation.
AP is for you if:
  • You have a strong interest in the subject.
  • You intend to go to college and want to earn credit.
  • You will complete projects and coursework outside of class.
 For additional information, click here to visit the College Board Website.

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