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