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Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college-level classes in a variety of subjects that students

can take while still in high school. AP courses offer students challenging course work and a taste

of what college classes are like.


AP courses are taught by Shawe faculty on our campus. Faculty participate in College Board

Teacher Seminars and each course syllabus must be approved by the College Board. Students

may take an AP Exam in May for each subject course.




One great benefit of taking AP Exams is the opportunity to earn college credit and placement.

Most colleges and universities in the United States grant credit and placement for qualifying AP

scores. Students can save money and get a head start on their degree when they enter college

with credit already earned through AP.


Each college and university makes its own decisions about awarding credit and placement. Most

have a written policy spelling out things like the minimum required score to earn credit for a

given AP Exam, the amount of credit awarded and how credits are applied.


Shawe offers the following AP courses. Refer to the Shawe Grading System for details about

how these courses are weighted in regards to GPA.


AP English Language & Composition

AP English Literature & Composition

AP Calculus AB

AP United States History

AP United States Government & Politics

AP Chemistry

AP Studio Art


Prince of Peace Catholic Schools prepare students to lead meaningful lives by combining rigorous academics with opportunities for exploration and reflection.


Prince of Peace Catholic Schools are one of the area's leading Catholic Schools.

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Madison, Indiana 47250


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