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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
2016-2017 2015-2016 2014-2015
Total Number of OG Students Taking AP Courses 371
Total Number of AP Courses Taken at OG 625
Percentage of Students at OG Taking AP Courses 20%
Average Number of AP Courses Taken per AP Student 1.89 1.73 1.57
Average Number of AP Courses Taken per OG Student 32% 29% 28%
9th Graders  0 5 0
10th Graders 63 51 93
11th Graders 186 156 146
12th Graders 122 133 153
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
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!