Advanced Placement Program (AP Classes)

Want Advanced Placement Info? Don't hesitate to contact your student's AP teacher, or AP Coordinator Mr. Maul at (916) 645-6360! Be on the lookout for the AP Bulletin, which should be coming home with your son or daughter in late October!

Signups for Advanced Placement (AP) Exams have begun.
The cost is $83 per exam/$53 per exam for free/reduced lunch. Please sign up with either Mrs. Emerson or Mr. Maul. See Mr. Maul if you have any questions or concerns!

AP Classes at LHS

At LHS we offer Advanced Placement classes, otherwise known as AP classes. Presently, we offer the following classes on the school campus:

  • Calculus AB/BC
  • English Literature
  • Spanish Language
  • World History
  • Psychology
  • Music Theory
  • Government and Politics: United States
  • U. S. History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics 1

What is AP?

Choose AP
Are you ready for a unique learning experience that will help you succeed in college? Through AP's college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world.

A Different Kind of Class
From the moment you enter an AP classroom, you'll notice the difference—in the teacher's approach to the subject, in the attitude of your classmates, in the way you start to think. In AP classrooms, the focus is not on memorizing facts and figures. Instead you'll engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.

Find Your Passion
With a number of AP courses to choose from, you'll be able to explore your interests and discover new passions. In AP classes, you'll study fascinating topics and ideas that just might become the foundation of your future college major or career.

Prepare to Succeed in College
AP courses can help you acquire the skills and habits you'll need to be successful in college. You'll improve your writing skills, sharpen your problem-solving abilities, and develop time management skills, discipline, and study habits.

Earn College Credit and Placement
Most four-year colleges in the United States and colleges in more than 60 other countries give students credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam scores. By entering college with AP credits, you'll have the time to move into upper level courses, pursue a double-major or study abroad.

How Do I Enroll?

Once you've decided to take the AP challenge it's easy to enroll. Talk to an AP teacher or the AP Coordinator (Mr. Maul) or your Counselor (Mrs. Resendes, Mr. Kelley, Ms. Noma) about the course you want to take. Discuss the course's workload and any preparation you might need.

To find out more about enrolling your student at LHS, please contact your student’s counselor.