Advanced Placement Information
What are Advanced Placement classes?
Advanced Placement classes are essentially college-level courses and curriculum offered to high school students.
How do Advanced Placement classes help students?
Advanced Placement classes prepare high school students for college-level rigor, offer opportunities to earn college credit, and may enhance college admissions candidacy.
Which Advanced Placement classes does MCHS offer?
McHenry High School presently offers 20 AP courses: English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Music Theory, Art History, Studio Art, Statistics, Calculus AB , Calculus BC, Human Geography, World History, United States History, United States and Comparative Government, Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics I, Physics II, French, German, and Spanish.
What are Advanced Placements tests?
Advanced Placements tests are offered every May at MCHS. AP tests are scored on a 1-5 scale, with 5 being the best. Students are STRONGLY encouraged to take AP tests, as scores ranging from 3-5 may earn college credit at most American colleges and universities. Each college (sometimes programs within colleges) has its own criteria for what AP scores earn credit.
AP Resources & Links
Intro to Advanced Placement for Parents