Advanced Placement


What is Advanced Placement (AP)? Advanced Placement courses are college level courses taught at the local high school. The College Board establishes the curriculum content and teachers adhere to specific guidelines to ensure a standardized process throughout the country. Students have an opportunity to take an exam in May to demonstrate mastery and potentially earn college credit. Not only can students earn college credit while in high school, AP courses teach students important skills that can lead to college success – how to read text critically, how to solve problems analytically, and how to write effectively.


There are many reasons to take AP courses while in high school. We have compiled a list of the reasons we feel are most important and beneficial to our students.

  • Stand out in the competitive college admissions process
  • Earn college credit while still in high school with supportive teachers you already know
  • Save time and money once you get into college by moving directly into upper-level courses in your field of interest
  • Experience college-level academics now while in the supportive high school environment
  • Obtain extra quality points towards your GPA
  • Take advantage of the opportunities to discover and pursue your academic passion
  • Hear from our students and teachers about our AP program at Harrison


We currently offer the following AP courses:

AP 2-D Art & Design

AP Art History

AP Biology

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Capstone (click for flyer)

AP Chemistry

AP Comparative Government & Politics

AP English Language

AP English Literature

AP Environmental Science

AP European History

AP French

AP Human Geography

AP Micro-Economics

AP Music Theory

AP Physics 1

AP Physics 2

AP Physics C: Mechanics

AP Pre-Calculus

AP Psychology

AP Seminar

AP Spanish Language

AP Statistics

AP United States Government/Politics

AP United States History

AP World History

Important Information

We realize you may have additional questions about AP courses. Please take a moment to read more using the resources below. You may also contact our assistant principal and AP coordinator, Matt Staruch.


  • AP Exam Payment Link
  • AP Parent Letter 2024-2025 - Coming Soon
  • AP Student Flyer 2024–2025 - Coming Soon