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Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses  

The Advanced Placement program is a national academic program sponsored by the College Board. The classes are the equivalent of introductory college courses and provide opportunities for students to complete certain college requirements while still in high school.  

An Advanced Placement class is taught at the high school and follows a college-level curriculum which has been approved by the College Board. Each of the AP courses is year-long and culminates in a required national exam in May. These classes move at an accelerated pace and cover an extensive amount of material.  


JFK Offers the following Advanced Placement courses:

  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Calculus


Taking AP courses and exams can help students:

  • Stand out on college applications. AP courses on a student’s transcript shows that they’ve challenged themselves with the most rigorous courses available to them. And success on an AP Exam shows that they’re ready for college-level coursework.
  • Earn college credit and/or skip introductory courses in college. Most four-year colleges and universities in the United States—as well as many institutions in more than 100 other countries—grant students credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam scores. Search credit policies by college.

Additionally, AP classes receive weighted value in calculating grade point average.  In order to obtain weighted credit for AP courses, the student must take the AP exam at the end of the course.  In addition, a student must have a “C” or better at semester in order to continue in the class the following semester, or to carry on to the next level the following year.

For more information on AP Courses and Exams, please visit AP Central.