Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement (AP)

Park City High School offers a number of Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Many colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit and/or the ability to skip introductory courses for qualifying final AP Exam scores. Refer to each college or university for their AP credit policies. 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.

NOTE: Per College Board policy, students must join the AP Classroom by November 13, 2020.  After that deadline, late fees and/or cancellation fees apply.  See https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/ for official AP information.  PCHS AP exam fee collection will begin in January.  Exams that are not paid for by March 5, 2021 will not be ordered.  It is the student’s responsibility to sign up and pay for their exam(s).

The following AP courses are offered at PCHS (subject to change).  Not all courses are available to all grade levels.  See the Course Catalog for more information on 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
  • 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
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Spanish Literature
  • AP Statistics
  • AP U.S. Government
  • AP U.S. History
  • AP World History

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.