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Orange GlenHigh School

Registration packet pickup: July 10th - July 13th. Registration Dates: Juniors July 25th, Sophomores July 26th, Freshman July 27th, Seniors July 31st & August 1st, Makeup Registration (all grades): August 2nd.

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses and Exams

AP, Advanced Placement, College Level, College Credit, AP Exam...
 
These are all terms you may have heard about, but do you know what they mean?  High Schools nationally and internationally offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses on their campuses in order to challenge students to excel and have exposure to rigorous college level coursework.  Some key information you need to know:
 
  • In May of each year, students may take an AP exam to prove how much they have learned about the content and skills learned in the course.  
  • With a score of 3, 4, or 5 students can earn college credit; amount of credit earned depends on the college the student decides to attend.
  • Students may take an AP exam even in a course that they did not take live.
  • Each exam costs money; however, there are waivers for a significantly reduced fee ($5).  See counselor for more details!
 
Many Orange Glen students earn college credit well before they step foot on a college campus!  This effort pays off big time.  Students can save anywhere from $300 to $30,000 in college tuition by passing the AP exam.  These savings are good for anyone and everyone!  
 
 
 
Orange Glen AP Data
 
Year
2016-2017 2015-2016 2014-2015
Total Number of OG Students Taking AP Courses TBA
345
392
Total Number of AP Courses Taken at OG TBA
596.5
614.5
Percentage of Students at OG Taking AP Courses TBA
16.8%
17.8%
Average Number of AP Courses Taken per AP Student TBA 1.73 1.57
Average Number of AP Courses Taken per OG Student TBA 29% 28%
9th Graders  TBA 5 0
10th Graders TBA 51 93
11th Graders TBA 156 146
12th Graders TBA 133 153
Orange Glen offers 20 Advanced Placement (AP) courses for students who are interested in a high level of college preparatory rigor.  The current course offerings for AP include:
 
* Pending for 2017-2018 based on enrollment
**New for 2017-2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
AP Computer Science Principles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For more information about AP courses and exams, please visit College Board (AP, SAT, PSAT, and ACT).  Exams take place in May 2017, so students are encouraged to take the exam.  Scores of 3, 4, or 5 may earn college credit.
 
For more practice or preparation for the exam(s), students have access to the following sites:
 
Khan Academy -- They will customize a plan for each student based on previous scores.  Students may also watch videos according to whichever area they need assistance.
 
Shmoop -- They provide many test preparation options and supports.  Students may select whichever preparation works for them.
 
Check out the options on your 2017-2018 course selection sheet.  Please see your counselor for more information and to sign up for an AP course!