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Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

The AP curriculum is the highest-level course that a student can be enrolled in while attending high school.  Based on the curriculum outlined by the College Board, students are prepared to take the Advanced Placement test in May. AP course grades receive a higher weight (1.07), which is calculated in the students overall GPA.

All students enrolled in an AP course are required to take the examination to complete the course requirements and receive credit. The AP exam requirement will not be waived. AP students have the choice to send the score to their attending college or not. Depending upon the score received on the test and the policy of the college attended, students may receive college credit and/or advanced standing

There is a test fee that the student must pay (2022 test fee is $96 per exam). The test fee is charged by the College Board, not Christ the King.  


The AP program is designed to challenge students who have distinguished themselves by their interest and ability in academics. This interest and ability is manifested by the student’s willingness to learn and participate in college level courses.


The AP courses offered at Christ the King are:

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP English
  • AP U.S. Government/Politics
  • AP U.S. History
  • AP World History


To successfully complete the courses and meet the rigorous academic challenges, it will necessary for the student to: 


  • Read and study at a university level
  • Complete required summer assignments in a timely manner
  • Complete all projects and class assignments
  • Maintain high rate of attendance
  • Take the Advanced Placement examination
  • Participate in a variety of classroom activities or programs beyond the normal school day.