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Park City High School

Advanced Placement (AP)

"Park City High School has been recognized for the 2023 AP School Honor Roll for developing an AP program that creates a college-going culture and gives students opportunities to earn college credit and to maximize their college outcomes. Park City High School is also honored with the 2023 AP Access Award for ensuring AP coursework is equally available to students no matter their backgrounds."   -College Board, 10/3/2023

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college level courses, operated by the College Board, that are offered at high schools to provide students an opportunity to potentially earn college credits.  Many colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit and/or the ability to skip introductory courses for students who earn qualifying final AP Exam scores. Refer to each college or university for their AP credit policies or use the AP Credit Policy Search tool. Some of our AP courses require students to take the final AP Exam, while others give students the option to take the test. There is a fee for AP exams, and financial assistance is available if needed.

IMPORTANT:  Per CollegeBoard policy, students must join the AP Classroom by a deadline in mid-November. After that deadline, late fees and/or cancellation fees apply. Fee collection for AP exams will begin in January. Exams that are not paid for by the deadline in early March will not be ordered. It is the student’s responsibility to sign up and pay for their exams on time. See the AP Students website for official AP information and deadlines.

Park City High School offers 29 Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Not all courses are available every year or to all grade levels. Refer to the PCHS Course Catalog for more information about each course.

  • AP Art Studio 2D Photo
  • AP Art Studio 3D Design
  • AP Art Studio Drawing
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Economics (includes both AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics)
  • AP English Language
  • AP English Literature
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP French 5/Language
  • AP Human Geography (TMJH 9th grade)
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics 2
  • AP Physics C (includes both AP Physics C-Electricity and Magnetism and AP Physics C-Mechanics)
  • AP Precalculus
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Spanish Literature
  • AP Statistics
  • AP U.S. Government
  • AP U.S. History
  • AP World History

Who Can Take AP Courses?  Students may self-select into AP courses. Students should be very thoughtful about registering for advanced-level courses or accelerated programs. Seats in regular-level courses may not be available should advanced courses prove too challenging. Successful AP students tend to fit the same profile: (1) They’re independent learners, self advocates, and persistent in mastering content; (2) They’re not afraid to fail the first time and to take risks, as learning is more important than grades; (3) They possess superior executive functioning skills, like organization and time management, in order to complete tasks quickly and efficiently; and (4) They accept and embrace the possibility of an increase in work load and time commitment.