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Advanced Placement

What Is AP?
 The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies — with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both — while still in high school. AP Exams are given each year in May. A score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam can typically earn students college credit and/or placement into advanced courses in college. 

At Placer we are proud to offer the challenge and rigor of 10 Advanced Placement courses.  For more information please refer to Placer's Course Catalog or visit the College Board website for detailed information about all Advanced Placement programs offered, including course and exam descriptions, sample free-response questions and scoring guidelines, study skills, exam tips, and more.

2018-19 AP Courses at Placer
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB & BC
  • English Language and Composition (11th grade)
  • English Literature and Composition (12th grade)
  • Environmental Science
  • Human Geography
  • Psychology
  • Studio Art
  • United States History 
  • United States Government and Politics


 AP exam registration opened Mon, Jan 8 & will close Wednesday, February 28, 2018. A $20 late fee will apply after Wed, Feb 21, 2018.

Bulletin for AP Students and Parents 2017-18   (Hard copies are available with Mrs. Smith in the counseling office.)

AP Credit Policy Search  Find colleges and universities that offer credit or placement for AP scores. Begin your search by entering the name of the institution below. For the most up-to-date AP credit policy information, be sure to check the institution's website.

2018 AP Instructions