ADVANCED PLACEMENTat Hamilton High School
Why AP? AP enables you to:
What’s next? Interested in taking AP? Here are some things you can do:
- 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
- Learn more about AP at exploreap.org
- Speak to your counselor or teacher
- Visit the AP office at your school C223
- Talk to classmates who have taken AP
- Discuss your options with your parents or family
Get the most out of your classesYou’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of the AP Courses offered at Hamilton:
AP Seminar AP Research Art History Biology Calculus AB Calculus BC Chemistry Chinese Lang. and Culture Computer Science A (Java) Computer Science Principles English Language English Literature 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