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AP Courses

Participating in Advanced Placement classes helps students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. AP classes provide students with the opportunity to earn college credit and/or advanced placement. Taking AP courses also demonstrates to college admissions offer that student’s have sought out a rigorous curriculum. Each AP course is modeled upon a comparable college course and concludes with a college level exam developed and scored by college and university faculty members as well as experienced AP teachers.

Each AP course available at SEP has been audited and approved by the by the College Board and each of our AP teaches has received appropriate training from the College Board. St. Edmund Prep AP teachers attend workshops regularly to ensure that they are up to date with the latest information concerning their class.

Performing well on an AP exams means more than just the successful completion of the course. It also gives students the necessary tools to succeed in college. Students who score a 3 or higher (maximum score is a 5) may often receive college credit and typically experience greater academic success than the non AP student.

Current AP Class Offerings and Prerequisites

AP Computer Science A
Successful completion of required math, advanced computer science, departmental approval
AP English Literature & Composition
Open to seniors only; minimum average of 90 in English and a PSAT or SAT score of 1000 or better
AP Studio Art
Successful completion of Studio Art 1 (7010), Studio Art 2 (7012) and College Art (7033)
AP Italian Language & Culture
Minimum overall GPA of 85%, minimum grade in Italian 3 Honors (5331) of 85%, and departmental approval
AP Spanish Language & Culture
Minimum overall GPA of 85%, minimum grade in Spanish 3 (5530) of 85%, and departmental approval
AP Calculus AB
IB Math Studies (3701) or College Pre-Calculus (3041) with a minimum average of 85%, a passing score on the Algebra 2/Trig Regents exam, and departmental approval.
AP Biology
Minimum average of 90% in all previous science courses, a passing score on the Living Environment and Chemistry Regents exams
AP Chemistry
Minimum average of 90% in Chemistry (4031) and Geometry (3121), and a minimum score of 80% on the Chemistry Regents exam
AP Environmental Science
Passing grade on the Living Environment and Chemistry Regents exams, and a minimum average of 90% in all previous science and algebra courses
AP European History
Open to sophomores only; Overall GPA of 90% or above, document analysis and a writing sample
AP United States History
Minimum average of 90% in American History and/or Global History
AP United States Government & Politics
Minimum average of 90% in American History and/or Global History
 

For further course descriptions and exam fees associated with each individual AP course, please refer to our course catalog. Any questions regarding the St. Edmund Prep Advanced Placement program should be directed to Mrs. Allison McGinnis, Assistant Principal for Academics.