Advanced Placement (AP)

Tremper High School offers 20 Advanced Placement (AP) classes for the 2018-19 school year. AP is a rigorous academic program built on the commitment, passion, and hard work of students and teachers. Students taking AP courses benefit in a number of ways:

  • Students who take AP courses send a signal to colleges that they’re serious about their education and that they’re willing to challenge themselves with rigorous coursework.
  • 85% of selective colleges and universities report that a student’s AP experience favorably impacts admission decisions.
  • Research shows that students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely than their peers to complete a college degree on time.
  • Students dig deeper into subjects that interest them, and learn to tap their creativity and their problem-solving skills to address course challenges.


AP exams run the first 2 full weeks of May each school year. In 2019, the dates are May 6th-17th. The cost of each exam will be $94, subject to change per college board. Though not mandated, we encourage students to take the exams in order to earn college credit. Exams are graded 1-5, with a 5 being the highest grade. Many colleges award credit toward their graduation requirement with AP exams scores of 3 or higher. Registration for these exams will begin at the end of February, 2019. To register for AP exams:


The American Council on Education (ACE) and the College Board recommend that colleges and universities award credit for AP scores of 3 or higher on any AP Examination. To get information on college credit policies for specific colleges/universities::


Scores for this year’s exams will be released on July 5, 2018. If you would like to see your exam scores before they are mailed to you, go to this website: