Advanced Placement

  • 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. Depending on the college, a passing AP exam score can allow students to save college tuition, study abroad, or secure a second major. To check out specific colleges' guidelines on accepting AP scores for credit and placement go to:

    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.

AP Course Offerings at Harrison High School

    • Calculus
    • Chemistry
    • Environmental Science
    • Language and Composition
    • Literature and Composition
    • Spanish Literature
    • Spanish Language
    • Statistics
    • United States History
    • World History