Antelope Valley School District

Honors and Advanced Placement

The AP program gives students the opportunity to take college-level courses and exams while still in high school. There are 35 courses in 19 different subject areas, offered by nearly 14,000 secondary schools around the world; in 2001, 1.4 million exams were taken by 845,000 students. Students enjoyed the challenge of taking AP courses with enthusiastic classmates and teachers; high school faculty find that AP courses enhance the student confidence and academic interests as well as their schools reputation; and college faculty report that AP students are far better prepared for serious academic work.

AP courses have no specific requirements and are available to all students who wish to participate in the program. However, most classes have certain prerequisites which must be met before you can become enrolled in the course (i.e. essays, teacher recommendations, GPA, etc.) Contact Matt Tassinari for more information regarding specific course requirements. Learn more at apcentral.collegeboard.com

Contact Information:

Matt Tassinari AP Program Supervisor Room 506

Why Take AP Courses

AP gives you the chance to try college-level work in high school, and to gain valuable skills and study habits for college. If you get a "qualifying" grade on the AP Exam, there are thousands of colleges worldwide that will give credit or advanced placement for you efforts. But, that's just one reason to get involved in AP. Other reasons include:

  • AP awards
  • Time and money saved in college
  • The chance to challenge yourself by studying a subject in depth
  • College credit
  • First year sophomore in college

AP Classes Offered at PHS

  • AP English 11 & 12
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Art History
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Spanish
  • AP Latin: Vergil
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Government and Politics
  • AP Calculus AB/BC
  • AP World History
  • AP US History
  • AP Statistics