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WHAT IS ADVANCED PLACEMENT?

Advanced Placement, a program administered by the College Board, is nationally recognized as the gold standard of rigorous high school curriculum. All AP courses are rigorous, college-level courses developed by content-area experts. Students take an end-of-the year examination and depending on their scores can potentially earn college credit.


WHY AP?

According to research done by Clifford Adelman at the U.S. Department of Education, “the rigor of a student’s high school curriculum is the single best predictor of success in college. “ Challenging AP curriculum will not only ensure that students are prepared for college, but AP courses also give students an opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. In Arkansas, AP exams are free to students who are enrolled in the course and passing at the time of the exam, so any potential college credit is free to students.In addition, AP courses help students to demonstrate rigor on their transcript when applying for college.


WHICH AP COURSES ARE OFFERED and who teaches them AT MHS?

Arts
Studio Art - Mrs. Miranda Rippard

Computer Science
Computer Science Principles - Mr. Sean Gray

English
English Language - Mrs. Suzanna Thompson
English Literature  - Mr. Fred Kaullen 

Math
Calculus - Mrs. Farrah McFarland
Statistics - Mrs. Farrah McFarland
Science
Biology - Ms. Whitney Taylor
Chemistry - Mrs. Asha Foster

Social Studies

European History - Renee Rainey
Psychology - Mrs. Patricia Rebick
United States History - Courtney Rawls
United States Government and Politics - Mrs. Courtney Rawls
World History - Mrs. Renee Rainey


WHAT DO MY AP SCORES MEAN?

AP exams are scored on a 5 point scale. Descriptions for each score point are below.
5Extremely Well Qualified
4Well Qualified
3Qualified
2Possibly Qualified
1No Recommendation
Students must check with individual colleges to find out about the possible college credit for AP scores. Go HERE to check for college credit at specific universities.In April of 2018, the State of Arkansas passed a policy stating that all state schools must award credit for scores of 3 or above on AP exams. For a closer look at these guidelines as well the courses included, click HERE.
Emily Hall
School Improvement Specialist
ehall@msd3.org
Sandra Halley
District School Improvement Specialist/
AP Coordinator
shalley@msd3.org
Jonnett Gammill
District Testing
jgammill@msd3.org