Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program of college-level courses coupled with national standardized examinations for currently enrolled secondary school students. Francis Howell North, the College Board, and the Educational Testing Service provide this opportunity for students to earn college credit while still in high school.

Students who qualify for an Advanced Placement (AP) course have the option, in May each year, to take the Advanced Placement credit examination. Advanced Placement college credit can only be attained as a result of a successful score on the standardized examination. Students will not find out if they earn college credit until they submit their scores to the college of their choice.  Each institution has their own AP credit policy.  The fee for the examination must be paid at a designated time prior to the test. High school graduation credit will be awarded upon completion of the course regardless of whether or not the standardized examination is taken.

For more information on AP Exams, visit College Board's Website:

The following Advanced Placement (AP) courses will be offered for 2016-2017 at FHN:

Students who wish to enroll in more than two AP courses should consult with their counselor prior to enrollment deadlines. All AP courses are awarded honor points.

Sign-ups for the AP exams usually take place in February or March of each year.  Information will be circulated during February.

AP Credit Policy

Find colleges & universities with AP credit policy information (click on link below):

Per College Board's Program Guide:

Each AP Exam score is a weighted combination of the student’s score on the multiple-choice section and on the freeresponse section. The final score is reported on a 5-point scale. Although colleges and universities are responsible for setting their own credit and placement policies, AP scores signify how qualified students are to receive college credit or placement:

5 = extremely well qualified

4 = well qualified

3 = qualified

2 = possibly qualified

1 = no recommendation 

Overview of AP Exam Scores

Advanced Placement Incentive Grant
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