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What It Takes to Take AP

The Advanced Placement ProgramĀ® is a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools and colleges and universities. Since its inception in 1955, the Program has provided motivated high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting. Students who participate in the Program not only gain college-level skills, but in many cases they also earn college credit while they are still in high school. AP courses are taught by dedicated and enthusiastic high school teachers who follow course guidelines developed and published by the College Board.

The Program's success is rooted in the collaborative efforts of motivated students, dedicated teachers, and committed schools. By participating in the Program, secondary schools make the commitment to organize and support at least one class that is equivalent to a first-year college course.

Clarkston High School is pleased to offer a series of Advanced Placement classes to its students. These classes are designed for motivated students who desire an academically rigorous curriculum to reach their full potential. These classes may require advanced research, reading, writing, and prepare students during their high school years to complete college-level work.

Registration in Advanced Placement courses should be carefully considered because the work in these courses and the pace at which the courses are taught will be advanced and commensurate to college-level work. Classes for next year will be sectioned based on the number of student requests. In the event that the number of requests for AP classes is too small to run a section, the course will not be offered, and the student will be asked to select a different class. Students must understand that, upon registering for an Advanced Placement course, they are committed to that decision and understand that they will not be allowed to drop the course(s)

Our AP Course Offerings

AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics

AP Chemistry, AP Biology , AP Physics C, AP Environmental Science

AP English Literature & Composition*, AP English Language & Composition*

AP U.S. History, AP European History, AP US Government, AP MicroEconomics, AP MacroEconomics, AP Psychology, AP World History

AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles

* Summer reading/project required

Ready for AP?

Advanced Placement (AP) offers students at Clarkston High School the opportunity to take college-level courses and exams. These courses allow students to potentially earn college credit, fulfill prerequisites for the first year in college, and give themselves an edge in the college admissions process.

Registration for the 2023-2024 AP Exams runs September 6th, 2023 through November 3rd, 2023.  Register at Exam fee is $104 per test.