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    ADVANCED PLACEMENT
    at HHS 
     
    Why AP?
    AP enables you to:
    Stand out in college admission
    Earn college credit
    Skip introductory college classes
    Save money on tuition
    Build college skills and confidence
    Explore potential majors based on
    your interests
    Turn subjects you love into fulfilling
    career paths
     
    What’s next?
    Interested in taking AP? Here are some things
    you can do:
    Learn more about AP at exploreap.org 
    Speak to your counselor or teacher
    Talk to classmates who have taken AP
    Discuss your options with your parents
    or family
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    Get the most out of your classes.

    You’ll see the benefits of taking an AP class right away. In AP classes, just like in college, you’ll face new challenges and learn new skills in the subjects you care about. All with the support of your classmates and teachers.
     

    Get more. 

    With AP, you get to dig deeper into subjects you love. Your school can choose from more than 30 AP courses in subjects that directly reflect your interests.

    Get hands-on.

    In AP's immersive courses, you get to learn how things really work. Tackle concepts that will stick with you long after the class is through.

    Get involved.

    In AP classes, learning means sharing your ideas and expressing yourself. Add your unique perspective—the dialog and debate contributes to the knowledge that everyone shares.

    Get support.

    With AP, you get to explore new ideas with your classmates and AP teachers. See and feel what college work is actually like, while receiving the support to help you get there.

    Get to know yourself.

    In AP classes, you can set bigger goals for yourself and do things you never thought possible. AP students can really test and push themselves in a familiar setting while gaining confidence, developing good study habits, and enjoying a great learning experience.

     
    Our School: 
     
    Hamilton High School offers Advanced Placement classes in various academic areas including English, Social Studies, Math, Science, Foreign Languages and Music. The Advanced Placement (AP) is a cooperative program between secondary schools and colleges/universities. Students take classes using college level materials and have the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned, possibly earning college credit or advanced placement if they meet the exam standards by the specific university.

     
    Who should take AP classes?


    The requirement is that you should be both “willing and able”. In general, past academic record and standardized test scores along with teacher recommendations are the best indicators of your ability. Each AP class generally requires four to seven hours of outside work each week. Benefits of AP classes are many, including:
     
    AP prepares you for college work. You may improve your chances of getting an academic scholarship. A qualifying grade on an AP exam can translate into financial savings on some college course credits. You may be able to complete college in a shorter time frame. More than 1400 colleges in the U.S. grant a full year’s credit to students who present satisfactory grades on AP exams. 
     
    AP Courses offered at Hamilton:
    AP Seminar
    Art History
    Biology
    Calculus AB
    Calculus BC
    Chemistry
    Chinese Lang. and Culture
    Computer Science A (Java)
    English Language
    English Literature
    Environmental Science
    French Language
    German Language
    Government and Politics, US
    Human Geography
    Macroeconomics
    Microeconomics
    Music Theory
    Physics 1 - Algebra Based
    Physics C E&M
    Physics C Mech.
    Psychology
    Spanish Language
    Spanish Literature
    Statistics
    Studio Art 2D (portfolios due)
    Studio Art 3D (portfolios due)
    Studio Art Drawing (portfolios due)
    United States History
    World History
    If you don't see your subject listed email thatcher.dana@cusd80.com or come by C223 to inquire.  
     
     

     

     

     

Last Modified on April 11, 2017
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