Stevenson offers 22 AP (Advanced Placement) courses to challenge even the strongest of students. AP courses are distinguished in that they prepare students to take a national standardized exam in May.
Stevenson students' historical performance on the AP exams is quite exceptional. The exams are graded on a scale of one to five, with a three, four, or five being a passing grade eligible for college credit at many colleges. Last year, 84% of the class of 2012 took at least one AP course during their time at Stevenson. In 2012, 232 of our students took AP exams, and of the 435 exams they took, 87% received passing grades.
View information about the AP exams offered at Stevenson by selecting the link on the left: "AP Exams."
To learn more about the AP Program, visit the College Board website.
Stevenson expects that students will have a strong foundation when they enter an honors or AP course and will have the ability to manage much of the work on their own. If they are struggling with some of the concepts we expect them to take the initiative to seek out extra help from their teacher. With rare exceptions students in an honors or AP course should not work with tutors, and Stevenson does not provide tutors for honors or AP courses.
Stevenson AP courses prepare students for the following exams:
AP English Literature
AP European History
AP US History
AP World History
AP Art History (new in 2013-2014)
AP Economics: Microeconomics
AP Economics: Macroeconomics
AP French Language
AP Japanese Language and Culture
AP Spanish Language
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Computer Science: A
AP Environmental Science
AP Physics B
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
AP Physics C: Mechanics
AP Music Theory
AP Art: Drawing
AP Art: 2D Design
AP Art: 3D Design