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Advanced Placement

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)

The Advanced Placement program involves college-level courses and exams offered at MLHS. Students have the opportunity to earn and receive credit for AP courses when they go to college. The AP courses are designed to add challenging, college-level material, and expectations to the high school curriculum. These classes provide a greater depth of study and the opportunity to strengthen analytical thinking and reasoning skills. Colleges and universities in Washington State accept AP credits.
Please refer to http://www.collegeboard.org for specific college AP Policy information.

GRADE 9

AP Human Geography


GRADE 10

AP Environmental Science

AP European History

AP Statistics


GRADE 11

AP Biology

AP Calculus AB

AP Chemistry

AP Environmental Science

AP English Language

AP Macroeconomics

AP Spanish Language

AP Statistics

AP US History


GRADE 12

AP Biology

AP Calculus AB

AP Chemistry

AP Environmental Science

AP Literature/Composition

AP Macroeconomics

AP Spanish Language

AP Statistics

AP Government/Politics

AP US History


Please note that some classes have prerequisites.

REASONS TO TAKE ADVANCED PLACEMENT CLASSES

  1. Students can earn college credit by choosing a college level class while still in high school.
  2. College credits are very expensive compared to the cost of AP credits.
  3. The AP Program prepares students for the rigor of college-level thinking and work ethic.
  4. Colleges and universities give preference to students who have taken AP classes in deciding which students to accept.
  5. According to the Independent Educational Consultants Association, the number one item colleges want in their applicants is a willingness to challenge themselves with a rigorous program of studies. Academically successful students should include several Honors, and/or Advanced Placement classes.
  6. Top Ten Consideration: As an incentive, the AP students at Moses Lake High School earn ‘5’ points for an A, ‘4’ for a B in determining GPA for determining the Top Ten students.
  7. AP MLHS Scholar: A student must take at least 5 AP courses earning a C- or better as well as take the AP exam for each. AP Scholars are recognized at the Senior Award’s Ceremony and are presented with a medallion to wear at graduation.