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Advanced Placement (AP), Honors (H) and Accelerated (Acc)

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Advanced Placement (AP), Honors (H) and Accelerated (Acc) courses allow students the opportunity to take the most rigorous courses available in preparation for collegiate studies.  Learn about the differences between these advanced levels as well as courses that require a contract and/or summer work by viewing the chart below.

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Advanced Placement
Community College Concurrent Enrollment
Qualifies for A-G credit Yes Yes Yes Yes Usually Yes if IGETC
Offered in grades 9, 10, 11, 12 9, 10 10, 11, 12 10, 11, 12 9, 10, 11, 12
(extra GPA point awarded for C or better)
No No Yes Yes Yes if IGETC
College credit awarded at most colleges for passing AP exam in May with 3+ n/a n/a n/a Yes Usually Yes
Summer work required (please see below) No Sometimes Sometimes Usually No
Contract required No Sometimes Sometimes Yes view forms

AP Books

AP Students

Who to Contact

Alisa Hillberg (Parsons)
HHS AP Coordinator
ext. 61217

Paul Gonsalves
HHS Testing Support Coordinator
ext. 61142



AP Payments 2021-22

Exam fees for the May 2022 AP® Exams:

  • Standard Price: $96 per exam
  • Fee Reduction Price*: $62 per exam exam 

*The Fee Reduction Price applies to students who have qualified for the Free-Reduced Lunch program 


Payments for the AP exam will be taken at the ASB window at predetermined times. Please listen to announcements to know when the window will be open for payment. 


Deadline for payment will be Friday March 4, 2022