Advanced Placement (AP)
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are open to all qualified students (regardless of their program). AP sections are possible in English V, Latin IV, Calculus (AB and BC), American History, Government and Politics: United States, Government and Politics: Comparative, French IV, Spanish IV, Biology II, and Chemistry II.
When students take an AP course, they have the opportunity to take an AP Exam in that subject. AP Exams are 2-3 hour exams made up of multiple-choice and free-response questions, and are scored on a scale of 1 to 5. These exams are typically given during the first two weeks in May.
When students take an AP course and score successfully on the related AP exam, they will most likely earn college credit that is transferable based on the criteria set by the university a student selects to continue his studies.
***Jesuit does not exclude those who are not enrolled in AP courses from taking AP Exams; however, students enrolled in AP courses tend to score higher on the tests, as AP courses are structured differently than non-AP courses.