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Advanced Placement Program

Advanced Placement Courses

Bishop Amat High School has an extensive Advanced Placement Program.  This program is a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools and colleges and universities.  It allows high school students to undertake college-level academic learning.  Students can receive advanced placement, college credits or both from thousands of colleges and universities that participate in the Advanced Placement Program. 

Bishop Amat students enrolled in these courses are required to take the Advanced Placement exam in May.  A fee is charged for this exam.  Students who wish to "challenge" a World Language exam (e.g. AP Spanish Language, AP Chinese Language & Culture, etc.) without enrolling in an Advanced Placement course must make their intentions known to the AP Testing Coordinator no later than October 15 of the fall semester.  Other "challenge" requests will not be considered.

Most four-year colleges and universities in the United States—as well as many institutions in more than 100 other countries—grant students’ credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam scores. Search AP policy database

Bishop Amat offers the following 18 Advanced Placement (AP) courses:
AP Art History   AP Human Geography
AP Biology   AP Macroeconomics
AP Calculus AB   AP Physics 1
AP Calculus BC   AP Psychology
AP Chemistry   AP Spanish Language
AP Computer Science Principles   AP Statistics
AP English Language   AP Studio Art
AP English Literature   AP U.S. Government & Politics
AP European History   AP U.S. History
AP Overview

There is an exam fee for each AP exam. Students who drop an AP class after exams have been ordered will be required to pay the exam fee plus an unused exam fee of which is charged to the school by College Board. If a student commences an AP course in the second semester and decides to drop the course, they will be responsible for the exam fee plus the unused exam fee of if the course is dropped after March 15. Students who do not show up for their AP exam who do not have an excuse approved by the College Board are responsible for the exam fee and the unused exam fee. Students who advise the school of a serious illness will be required to produce a doctor’s note in order to sit for a late AP exam.

Students requesting consideration for a fee reduction per exam must provide the school’s AP Coordinator with a copy of the parent/guardian 2021 income tax return, page 1, showing total household adjusted gross income. Approval for consideration must be made by October 15.