EPHS Advanced Placement Courses
|Biology|| Calculus AB ||Calculus BC ||Chemistry|
| Comparative Politics ||English Language & Composition || Computer Science A || English Literature & Composition |
| European History ||U.S. Government||Macroeconomics||Microeconomics|
| Physics 1 ||Statistics|| US History ||Computer Science Principles |
EPHS College in the Schools Courses
|French V||French VI||German V||German VI||Spanish V||Spanish VI|
Why Take the Optional Advanced Placement Exams?
Most colleges will confer credits for the subject area and waive requirements, depending the exam score received. AP scores range from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest score. See online at https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement/search-credit-policies for specific college thresholds for AP credit.
Admissions counselors like to see AP exam scores. Even a low score indicates your willingness to seek out challenge; however, you will have the option to cancel your score at any time, even after you receive the score.
Students are recognized as AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, AP Scholar with Distinction, or National AP Scholar each year – another admissions plus!
AP Scholar – score of 3+ on 3+ exams
AP Scholar with Honor – score of 3+ on 4+ exams and average of 3.25+ on all exams taken
AP Scholar with Distinction – score of 3+ on 5+ exams and average of 3.5+ on all exams taken
National AP Scholar – score of 4+ on 8+ exams and average of 4+ on all exams taken.
There is little risk to taking AP exams. You have already done the hard part by taking the corresponding AP course. With regular review of the material between now and the exam (approx. 1 hour per week) and by taking some practice tests, you will likely perform well on the AP exam. A limited number of review books are available in the EPHS Media Center.