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Harrison High School
Harrison High School
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Harrison's Advanced Placement Program

What is Advanced Placement (AP)? Advanced Placement courses are college level courses taught at the local high school. The College Board establishes the curriculum content and teachers adhere to specific guidelines to ensure a standardized process throughout the country. Students have an opportunity to take an exam in May to demonstrate mastery and potentially earn college credit. Not only can students earn college credit while in high school, AP courses teach students important skills that can lead to college success – how to read text critically, how to solve problems analytically, and how to write effectively.

Why take AP courses during high school?

There are many reasons to take AP courses while in high school. We have compiled a list of the reasons we feel are most important and beneficial to our students.

  • Stand out in the competitive college admissions process
  • Earn college credit while still in high school with supportive teachers you already know
  • Save time and money once you get into college by moving directly into upper-level courses in your field of interest
  • Experience college-level academics now while in the supportive high school environment
  • Obtain extra quality points towards your GPA
  • Take advantage of the opportunities to discover and pursue your academic passion

Our AP Course Offerings

We currently offer the following AP courses:

  • AP 2-D Art & Design
  • AP Art History
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Comparative Government & Politics
  • AP English Language
  • AP English Literature
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP European History
  • AP French
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Micro-Economics
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics C
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Spanish Literature
  • AP Statistics
  • AP United States Government/Politics
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History