Advanced Placement (AP)

 
 

Stand Out in College Admissions

Deciding to take an AP course lets colleges and universities know that you have what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate environment. When admissions officers see “AP” on your transcript, they know that what you experienced in a particular class has prepared you well for the challenges of college. Taking AP is a sign that you’re up for the most rigorous classes your high school has to offer.
 

Earn College Credits

By taking an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, you can save on college expenses: most colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores. These credits can allow students to save college tuition, study abroad, or secure a second major. AP can transform what once seemed unattainable into something within reach.
Check out specific colleges’ guidelines on accepting AP scores for credit and placement by searching our .
 

Build College Skills

Taking an AP course builds the skills you'll need throughout your college years. You give your mind a rigorous workout while polishing up your time management and study skills. You also get better at handling challenging issues and problems, with the support of your AP teachers. AP courses let you know what to expect during the next phase of your educational journey, and help you build the confidence to succeed.
 
(This section is quoted from the college board website)
 

AP Courses offered at PV

AP World History
AP US History
AP Government/AP Macroeconomics
 
AP English Language
AP English Literature
 
AP Statistics
AP Calculus
 
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
 
AP French
AP Spanish Language
 
AP Music Theory
 
 
** For a description of the courses offered click here.
** For more information regarding PVHS prerequisites to take an AP class please view our course catalog.
 
 
 

International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

  
 
For more information on the IB program click here.

IB 4- Year Guide