Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement Courses

MAJOR CHANGES TO SPRING 2020 AP TESTING - Click here 


AMCHS had 180 AP Scholars
 in 2019, including 22 National AP Scholars!
Congrats to CSISD for being named to the AP District Honor Roll for the 5th year in a row! 


AMCHS offers many College Board approved Advanced Placement (AP) courses to enhance our students’ educational career. AP is a voluntary program in which students take college-level courses while still in high school.

Studies have shown that students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely than their peers to complete a bachelor's degree in four years or less (CollegeBoard). After taking an AP course, students have the opportunity to take the corresponding AP Exam, which, depending on their score and the college they ultimately attend, could earn them college credit and save them time and money.

AP encourages critical thinking and analysis. It teaches students to manage their time while they learn to deal with college level work. The structure of these classes encourages independent study skills. Students should plan with their parents and counselors to make sure all prerequisite courses have been scheduled early on to allow them to take the AP courses of their choice. Highly qualified teachers who have received advanced training through AP workshops, conferences and university coursework teach these courses. The AP courses offered at AMCHS include:

Art and CTE : Art History, Studio Art 2D, 3D and Drawing, Computer Science    
Math: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics
English: English Language and Composition (Juniors), English Literature and Composition (Seniors)
Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics 1 and 2, Physics C Electricity/Magnetism and Mechanics
Languages: French Language, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Latin, German
Social Studies: Government and Politics, Micro Economics, Human Geography, World History, US History, Psychology 

Information about all AP courses can be found here

AMCHS AP Passing Rate - 82%
Texas AP Passing Rate - 48%
Global AP Passing Rate - 59%

2020 Advanced Placement Exam Information

AMCHS does not offer tests for courses not taught on our campus. Any student in the building can pay for and take an AP exam even if they are not enrolled in the AP course. AMCHS does allow home-school students who live in our attendance zone to pay for and take the AP exam with our students. All home-schooled students must adhere to all the dates/guidelines outlined below.

Exam fees are $94 per person. Students who are eligible for Free and Reduced lunch pay a $30 fee per exam. We understand that on rare occasions students must cancel an exam. Unfortunately, plans are made for testing based on the number of tests being given. No refunds will be given once payment has been collected.


AMCHS Spring AP Schedule - see above links for spring 2020 changes due to Covid-19

Doors open at the times listed above. The test starts 15 minutes later. For morning exams the actual directions start being read at 7:30am. For afternoon exams the directions start being read at 12:30pm. No one is allowed in the room once the directions have started. Don't be late. You should plan to be here 15 minutes before the doors open to make sure you are not left out of the exam. 

Late testing - there are limited circumstances under which a student can take a late exam. They are located here. Being late is not one of them so don't be late! 

No phones or other electronic devices are allowed into the testing room...including all versions of smart watches or anything else that accesses the internet. No wireless earbuds are allowed during the test. Students are not allowed to us mechanical pencils, colored pens, highlighters, etc. Please review the "what students can and cannot bring" link below for specifics. 


Advanced Placement Resources
AP College Credits – see which colleges offer credits for AP exams

AP Accommodations
 – students who with to apply for AP accommodations must do so through Ms. Parsons in the counseling office. The deadline for 2020 exams is January 17, 2020. 
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