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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 9 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.



2019-20 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 Government and Politics
New AP Exam Registration Process
Starting with the 2019-20 school year, students with a Fall AP course will be required to register for AP Exams in the fall.  The exams will still take place in May.  Students with an AP course in the Spring, which starts after the fall exam ordering deadline, will register during the Spring term.  




  • FALL AP Classes: Nov 1, 2019 - Deadline for students to register & pay for FALL AP class exams without a late fee.
  • SPRING AP Classes: Mar 1, 2020 - Deadline for students to register & pay for SPRING AP class exams without a late fee.

Bulletin for AP Students and Parents 2018-19  (2019-20 will be posted when available)

Free & Reduced Lunch Program (AP Fee Reduction Qualifier) - Approved students pay only $20 per AP exam.


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.


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