AP Courses and AP Testing

Why Are AP Courses or AP Testing So Important?

Today, students are aspiring to attend the very best colleges and universities.  With that aspiration, comes a lot of responsibility and work.  Some important questions to ask yourself as you prepare to choose AP classes and testing: Are you passionate about the subject?  Do you want to surround yourself with motivated, engaged students? Are you willing and/or prepared to put in extra time and effort?

If you have answered yes to those questions, then Advanced Placement courses and testing can help you as a student reach those goals by spring-boarding you forward.   Example:  AP courses are weighted to count as one quality point higher than a standard course.  For example, a ‘B’ in an AP course count as a 4.0 for the course instead of a 3.0.

Canyonville Academy students enrolled in AP courses are required to take the associated AP examination(s) for those class(es).

Canyonville Academy has four key AP courses and one Honors course available on campus.

  • AP Physics
  • AP Calculus
  • AP English
  • AP US History
  • Honors – Intro to Engineering

Canyonville Academy has AP Testing available for the following courses:

  1. AP Chinese
  2. AP French
  3. AP Micro Economics
  4. AP Macro Economics
  5. AP Biology
  6. AP Calculus
  7. AP World History
  8. AP US Government & Politics

Some important things to keep in mind

AP classes are much harder than average high school classes.

It is very important to keep up with your AP classes

Some colleges offer college credit if you score high enough.

AP classes are very fast moving.  DO NOT miss your class or skim the material.

BE PREPARED for your exam.

BE RESPONSIBLE – If you can handle a difficult class, then, yes, take the AP class.  If you don’t think you can handle it, then do NOT take the AP class or self-study for the AP test.

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What Does Advanced Placement Offer Students?

Advanced Placement offers academic skills students will need in college.  AP classes/tests can boost your GPA and strengthen your college application.

Here are some simple tips to help you be confident in selecting your AP classes or courses.

Study what you love
Consider your strengths by thinking about what topics interest you and which subjects you naturally do well in.

Self-Study – Impress colleges by self studying and taking AP exams.
Self-Study AP classes are when you study the AP material independently instead of taking the corresponding course with the exam.

Work for AP Awards – test do not need to fit within your prospective major, but may help in fulfilling your degree requirements.
With AP Scholar Awards, you are recognized as achieving outstanding college-level performance. This gives you an academic distinction to put on your applications and resumes.


AP Test Results From 2017

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