The AP (Advanced Placement) courses and the IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma Program are intensive courses that colleges like to see on high school transcripts.

The IB classes follow a curriculum, including papers and exams (internal assessments), mandated by the International Baccalaureate Program. A student must complete individual IB classes and score higher than a 4 (out of 7) on exams to earn a certificate of completion. The AP program, mandated by the College Board, uses exams graded on a scale from 1 to 5. They can be taken individually for recognition of exceptional performance. Colleges recognize both exams when considering an applicant and their potential for college credit.

The best way to prepare for AP and IB exams is developing a substantial foundation of coursework in the subject. Breaking down the material and implementing practice tests will allow students to increase subject knowledge and test scores. Remember, just because your school doesn’t teach an AP class does not mean you cannot take the exam! However, because the tests are subject based, the amount of preparation time is dependent on the student’s mastery of the content. We recommend more time for students preparing on their own.

AP Exams

AP Capstone
AP Research
AP Seminar

Arts
AP Art History
AP Music Theory
AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
AP Studio Art: 3-D Design
AP Studio Art: Drawing

English
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition

History & Social Science
AP Comparative Government and Politics
AP European History
AP Human Geography
AP Macroeconomics
AP Microeconomics
AP Psychology
AP United States Government and Politics
AP United States History
AP World History

Math & Computer Science
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Computer Science A
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Statistics

Sciences
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
AP Physics C: Mechanics
AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based

World Languages & Cultures
AP Chinese Language and Culture
AP French Language and Culture
AP German Language and Culture
AP Italian Language and Culture
AP Japanese Language and Culture
AP Latin
AP Spanish Language and Culture
AP Spanish Literature and Culture

IB Exams

Language and Literature
IB Language A: Literature
IB Language A: Language and Literature
IB Literature and Performance
IB Classical Languages
IB Language
IB Language AB Initio

Individuals and Societies
IB Business Management
IB Economics
IB Geography
IB History
IB Information Technology in a Global Society
IB Philosophy
IB Psychology
IB Social and Cultural Anthropology
IB World Religions
IB Global Politics

Science
IB Biology
IB Chemistry
IB Computer Science
IB Design Technology
IB Environmental Systems and Societies
IB Physics
IB Sports, Exercise and Health Science

Mathematics
IB Mathematical Studies SL
IB Mathematics SL
IB Mathematics HL
IB Further Mathematics HL

Arts
IB Dance
IB Film
IB Music
IB Theatre
IB Visual Arts

Other Required Class
IB Theory of Knowledge

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