Advanced Placement Program
What makes AP courses different?
AP classes implement college-level curriculum and examinations in a high school setting. These classes are designed to mimic the rigor and workload of a college class.
What are the benefits of taking AP courses?
Not only will students gain advanced classroom skills which will benefit them in college, they will have the ability to gain college credit for these courses. Many colleges look favorably on the AP program, understanding its rigor and value to the student.
What AP courses can I take at Holmes?
Freshmen can take AP World History.
Sophomores can take AP Government/Politics.
Seniors can take AP Statistics.
How do I receive college credit for taking an AP course?
Students enrolled in an AP course will take the AP exam in May. Schools vary on the score needed to gain credit, but most will grant credit with a score of 3, 4 or 5 (although some require a 4 or 5).
Why are only three AP courses offered at Holmes?
After discussion with teachers, administrators, students, parents, and community members, Holmes High School has made the decision to focus on building our IB program, due to IB’s holistic approach to education.
How many students are participating in the AP program?
We currently have 168 students enrolled in an AP course: 49 in World History, 99 in Government/Politics, and 20 in Statistics.
For more information, contact our AP Coordinator, Tony Magner, at firstname.lastname@example.org