Mount St. Mary Academy
Advanced Placement (AP) Program

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school.  Through the currently offered courses, each culminating in a rigorous exam, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both.  Taking AP courses also demonstrates to college admission officers that students have sought out the most rigorous course work available to them.

Each AP course is modeled upon a comparable college course, and college and university faculty play a vital role in ensuring that AP courses align with college-level standards.  

Each AP exam costs $93.  AP Research and AP Seminar exam fees are $141.  There are no additional fees for obtaining the AP Seminar and Research Certificate or the AP Capstone Diploma.

AP courses offered for 2017-2018:

  • AP English Language / Composition 11
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics C:  Mechanics
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP United States History
  • AP European History
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Seminar
  • AP Research
  • AP Studio Art:  2-D Design
  • AP Studio Art:  Drawing
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Statistics
  • AP French Language and Culture
  • AP Latin
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture   

AP courses are weighted.  In order to receive the weight factor, students must finish the course and take the College Board AP examination.