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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 November 15 of the fall semester.  Other "challenge" requests will not be considered.

During the 2016-2017 school year, Bishop Amat offerred the following 18 Advanced Placement courses:

AP Art History
AP Biology
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Chemistry
AP Computer Science Principles
AP English Language
AP English Literature
AP European History
AP Human Geography
AP Macroeconomics
AP Physics 1
AP Psychology
AP Spanish Language
AP Statistics
AP Studio Art
AP U.S. Government & Politics
AP U.S. History