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What is AP?

The College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) program offers college level curricula to high school students.  By scoring successfully on an AP exam, students may receive college credit and save on college expenses. To explore the benefits of AP courses, please visit the CollegeBoard website.


Advanced Placement: The Basics

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college-level courses offered in high school.

Courses reflect what is taught in top introductory college courses.

Students take AP Exams at the end of the course, measuring their master of college-level work.

A score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam can typically earn students college credit and/or placement into advanced courses in college.

Last Edited by Ms. Lu
on June 14, 2018.

AP Classes

2018-19 AP Classes at SVMS

AP Calculus AB - Teacher: Ms. Felix (E-mail)

Explore the key concepts, methods, and applications of single-variable calculus including functions, graphs, and limits, derivatives, integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
Recommended Prerequisites:  Students who have completed Pre-Calculus with a B or better.*
Join Google Classroom: Go to (code g1690p)
Sign Up for Remind 101: Text "@ae7e42" to 81010

Download summer assignment here.


AP Calculus BC - Teacher: Mr. Goar (E-mail)

This course covers topics in differential and integral calculus, including concepts and skills of limits, derivatives, definite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and series.
Recommended Prerequisites:  Students who have completed AP Calculus BC with a B or better.*

Download summer assignment here.


AP Physics - Teacher: Mr. Osorio (E-mail)
Cultivate your understanding of Physics through inquiry-based investigations as you explore topics such as Newtonian mechanics, work, energy, and power, mechanical waves and sound, and introductory, simple circuits.
Recommended Prerequisites:  Completed Geometry and Algebra II with a B or better, and recommendation.*

Website (with summer assignment and Remind 101).


AP English Language - Teacher: Mr. Heidemann (E-mail)
Learn about the elements that define effective argument and composition through the critical analysis and interpretation of complex texts.
Recommended Prerequisites: 11th grade students with a B or better in English 10.*

Download summer assignment here.


AP Spanish Language - Teacher: Ms. Morfin (E-mail)
This course emphasizes communication by applying the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication in real-life situations.
Recommended Prerequisites: 11th-12th grade students who have completed Spanish Speakers 2 or Spanish 2 with a B or better.*
No summer assignment.


AP Studio Art - Teacher: Mr. Greer (E-mail)
Become an independent thinker in your contributions to art & culture as you develop a portfolio that is personal to your individual talents & interests, while developing a mastery of drawing or 2D design principles.
Recommended Prerequisites: Completed Drawing/Painting with a B or better, or art portfolio review.*

Download summer assignment here.


AP United States Government - Teacher: Mr. Kang (E-mail)
This course introduces students to key political ideas, institutions, policies, interactions, roles, and behaviors that characterize the political culture of the U.S.
Recommended Prerequisites: 12th grade students with a B or better in US History.*

No summer assignment.


AP United States History - Teacher: Mr. Kang (E-mail)
Learn about the developments that have shaped U.S. history though the critical analysis of historical events and materials.
Recommended Prerequisites: 11th grade students with a B or better in World History.*

No summer assignment.


*Recommended Prerequisites and teacher recommendations are suggested, not required. Students may be request to enroll in AP courses without prerequisites and recommendations with a completed waiver form. In order for a waiver to be completed, a student and parent must schedule and attend a meeting with Ms. Lu, the AP Coordinator. To schedule a meeting, please contact Ms. Lu by E-mail.

2018 AP Scores will be available on July 5th on the CollegeBoard website.  For more information, please click here.


AP Contracts for 2018-19 enrollment requests due to Ms. Lu on Friday, May 25th!

For late applicants, download the contract & email to Ms. Lu.


AP Info Night is on May 17, 2018.


2019 AP Test Dates

May 6, 2019
AP US Government (AM)
AP Environmental Science (PM)


May 7, 2019
AP Spanish Language (AM)
AP Physics 1 (PM)


May 10, 2019
AP US History
AP Studio Art Portfolio Due


May 14, 2019
AP Calculus AB & BC


May 15, 2019
AP English Language


The tentative location of all exams will be at SVMS.