Advanced Placement at North Thurston Public Schools
Advanced Placement courses are available to students who want to earn college credit by attending and testing in an advanced-level class in high school. Through AP's college-level courses and exams, students can earn college credit, stand out in the college admissions process, and study in a unique learning environment that will help prepare students for success in college.
Numerous AP-level courses are offered at North Thurston Public Schools starting in 10th grade. Students may choose to take as many AP courses as they wish while keeping on the path toward graduation.
Each course has an AP exam, which is given yearly in May. Exams are graded on a 1- to 5-point scale, with many colleges and universities granting college credit for scores in the 3 to 5 range. Note: Schools vary in what score they will accept, and which exams they will grant credit for.
AP students are not required to take the corresponding exam for their class, but are highly encouraged to do so.
Learn more about the AP Program at the College Board website and talk to your school counselor.