Advanced Placement (AP)

AP Updates for Schools Impacted by Coronavirus

Free resources will be available through exam day to help you get ready. While the AP Program encourages you to wait until closer to the test to decide, any student registered for an exam can cancel at no charge.  To cancel your exam/s, contact Mrs. Armstrong.

For the 2019-20 exam administration only:

  • AP Program is developing secure 45-minute online free-response exams for each course.
  • The exam content will focus on what most schools were able to complete by early March.
  • You’ll be able to take your exams on any device you have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. You’ll also have the option to write your responses by hand and submit a photo.
  • Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they have worked to earn.
  • AP Program knows that not all students have access to the internet or a device.If you need mobile tools or connectivity or know someone who does, contact Mrs. Armstrong (we have laptops and hot spots available through the Issaquah School District).

The exams will be secure. AP Program is using a variety of digital security tools, including plagiarism detection software.

Free AP Review Classes

Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, you can attend free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. These courses:

  • Are optional, mobile-friendly, and can be used alongside any work your teacher may give you.
  • Will be available on-demand, so you can access them any time.
  • Will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. There will also be some supplementary lessons including topics from the final 25% of the course.

To access the live classes and recordings, visit the AP YouTube channel. AP Program will be adding more courses soon.

 

What is Advanced Placement (AP)?


Advanced Placement (AP) is a College Board program (like the PSAT and SAT). The AP exam is a culmination of content learned in a year-long course. These courses are college-level and accelerated. Liberty HS offers 18 AP courses that span all subject areas.

AP College Board Advanced Placement Program logo

Before considering taking an AP course, it is important to familiarize yourself with what an AP course actually entails. This is time-consuming, challenging coursework, so make sure you actually like the subject, want the challenge, feel confident with the material, and have time to devote. The AP course descriptions in the Course Guide will give you an idea of what is expected in each course, what prior knowledge and experience may be helpful, etc. For more information about our AP course offerings, please refer to our Course Guide.

The AP exams occur in the first two full weeks of May of each year and are 2-3.25 hours long (length varies by subject area). AP exam scores are available in July and students can send scores to colleges to receive college credit. Each college will have their respective AP exam score policy. AP exam scores are not required for college admission.

General AP information via College Board: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home

AP Courses


Subject Area Course (Teacher Website)
Arts Studio Art (Cooper)
English

English Language and Composition (Daughters)
English Literature and Composition (Dragavon)

GovernmentUS Government and Politics (Cooke)
History

US History (Darnell)
World History: Modern (Kurtz)

Math

Calculus AB (Kennedy)
Calculus BC (Kruzich)
Statistics (Kruzich)

Science

Biology (Stephens)
Chemistry (Schneider)
Environmental Science (Dennis)

Social Sciences

Human Geography (Antrim, Fannon)
Psychology (Henry)

Technology

Computer Science A (Woffinden)

Computer Science Principles (Woffinden)

World Languages

French (Maciel)
Japanese (Abe)