AP (Advanced Placement) classes allow students to intensively pursue particular subject areas and ultimately earn university credit for their demonstration of knowledge. 

The College Board states: “The purpose of these classes and tests is for students to earn college credit while in high school. Advanced Placement exams began in the 1950s as a way for students to stand out on their college applications, and they are still growing strong as kids prepare for a competitive market. The tests are offered in 34 subjects, which range from biology, statistics, and psychology to art history and studio art drawing.”

Choosing the correct combination of classes is of the highest importance here at LAS, and we advise each student individually on their course selections based on ability, interest, and requirements for entry into the universities of their choice. 

Advanced Placement classes let students put their best foot forward and give them a head start on university content. Students who participate in AP classes can dive deeper into the subjects they are interested in, choose to graduate early, and enhance their overall academic profile.

For AP, the exams are given as the culmination of a year-long course. All AP exams (with a few exceptions) combine multiple-choice questions with a free-response section in either essay or problem-solving format. For students skilled at standardized testing, the AP might be a better program in terms of assessment.

Students can select certain AP courses with the LAS High School Diploma in grades 10, 11 and 12. The school can advise students and their parents to decide if an AP or IB based course of study fits the student’s current and future needs

Courses offered:

  • AP Biology

  • AP Chemistry

  • AP Calculus AB

  • AP Computer Science Principles

  • AP Computer Science A

  • AP English Language & Lit

  • AP European History

  • AP Economics (Micro & Macro)

  • AP Environmental Science

  • AP Human Geography (Grade 10)

  • AP Physics

  • AP Pre-calculus