GENERAL INFORMATION ON ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES
1. Advanced Placement courses offered in the Arlington Schools include Advanced Placement Calculus, Statistics, English, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, European History, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Psychology, United States Government and Politics, United States History, World History, Computer Science, Computer Science Principles, Art History, Music Theory, Studio Art, Drawing, French Language, German Language, Latin, Spanish Literature, and Spanish Language.
2. These courses will be taught at a college freshmen level and students will receive honors credit for successful completion of the course requirements.
3. Courses will be taught according to Advanced Placement guidelines and students will use college level textbooks. Prerequisites for each course are included in the course descriptions handbook.
4. Students considering enrollment in Advanced and AP courses should use the following criteria: A. Indication of high interest B. Parent approval C. Teacher recommendation D. Satisfactory grades in pre-requisite courses E. Standardized test scores that support the student’s grades and interest
5. Withdrawal from an AP course may occur upon the recommendation of the teacher or a parent/student request. The Advanced and AP Permission to Withdraw form must be completed and signed by the teacher, parent and student and returned to the student’s counselor.
6. Students are expected to remain in Advanced and AP classes for at least six weeks; the deadline for withdrawal from an Advanced or AP class is the last day of the 12th week of the semester.
7. All students enrolled will be encouraged to take the Advanced Placement Test, administered on a specific date and hour during the first three weeks of May. Each test is designed and scored by the Educational Testing Service.
8. Students must be committed to the required time needed for the college level studies.
Interested? See your counselor, Ms. Hitt, or one of the AP Department Staff listed below.
Advanced Academic Coordinator for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate
Mr. Stephens, Mathematics, Room 1108
Mrs. Scott, English, Room 1104
Mr. Wolff, History, Room 279
Mr. Prouse, Science. Room 236