Advanced Placement

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP®) enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. Based on their performance on rigorous AP® Examinations, students can earn credit, advanced placement, or both, for college. Most U.S. colleges and universities, and colleges and universities around the world, have an AP policy granting incoming students credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP® Examination grades. 

Why Take AP® Courses? 
The Advanced Placement Program is best known for giving high school students the opportunity to earn college credit, to save on college tuition, and even to graduate early from college. AP® offers students many additional benefits as well. 
  • AP® allows high school students to take courses that are challenging, rigorous, and in-depth–exactly the kinds of courses they will face once in college. 
  • AP® prepares students to succeed in college. 
  • The credits students earn for their AP® achievements enable many students to pursue a double major, to study or travel abroad, or to undertake a combined bachelor’s and master’s program. 
  • Students who participate in AP® are ultimately given the responsibility to reason, analyze, and understand essential skills to help them succeed in college. 

The AP® Exam 
Each May, students who take AP® courses have the opportunity to take the equivalent AP® exam for their subject area(s). The AP® exam grade is a weighted combination of the student’s score on the multiple-choice section and on the free-response section. Students who earn AP® exam grades of 3 or above are generally considered to be qualified to receive college credit and/or placement into advanced courses; however, each college or university determines the awarding of credit and placement. It is the student’s responsibility to check with individual institutions regarding their individual policies. The cost to take the test is $98.00, plus any applicable registration fees. 
AP®  courses offered at Windsor High School
AP® Capstone
AP® Seminar
AP® Research

English Department
AP® Literature and Composition
AP® Language and Composition 

Math Department 
AP® Statistics 

World Languages Department 
AP® Spanish Language and Culture 

Science Department 
AP® Biology
AP® Chemistry
AP® Physics 1 (Algebra-Based)

Social Studies Department 
AP® Human Geography
AP® Psychology
AP® World History
AP® United States History
AP® United States Government and Politics

Other Departments 
AP® Studio Art
AP® Music Theory