Advanced Placement (AP)

  • What is Advanced Placement (AP)?

    The AP Program offers college-level courses and exams that you can take in high school. At Chaparral, a student can take their first AP course as early as sophomore year - AP World History. The rest of our AP course offerings will be available to students in their junior and senior year.


    AP Courses and Exams

    Click Here for more information about AP course content, as well as exam dates. Please keep in mind, this is a link to CollegeBoard's website, so not all AP courses may be offered on our specific campus. 


    About AP Scores

    AP Exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5. Many U.S. colleges grant credit and/or advanced placement (that means they let you skip the equivalent course once you get to college) for scores of 3 and above. Click Here for more information. 


    AP Course Recommendations Based on Past Test Scores

    If you’ve taken the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or PSAT 8/9, you can look at your online score report to see information about which AP courses CollegeBoard thinks you’ll likely do well in. Click Here for more information. 


    AP Capstone Diploma Information

    Did you know Chaparral offers the AP Capstone program, which means you can earn either the AP Capstone Diploma™ or the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™?

    • The AP Capstone Diploma is granted to students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on 4 additional AP Exams of their choosing. 
    • The AP Seminar and Research Certificate is granted to students who earn scores of 3 or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research.

    Please refer to CollgeBoard's website for more information.


    Will my potential future college accept my AP credits?

    Your AP scores could earn you college credit or advanced placement (meaning you could skip certain courses in college). Use this tool to find colleges that offer credit or placement for AP scores.