Ankeny Community School District (ACSD) offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses across multiple subject areas. AP courses are taught by highly qualified high school teachers who use the AP Course Descriptions to guide them. Each course is developed by a committee composed of college faculty and AP teachers, and covers the breadth of information, skills, and assignments found in the corresponding college course. The AP testing program falls under the College Board testing program.
AP courses provide students with a rigorous classroom experience designed to help them acquire the skills and habits needed to be successful in college. AP students will be expected to perform at a level equivalent to students in the freshman year of college. More than 90 percent of four-year colleges in the U.S. give students credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam scores. Additionally, students taking multiple tests may have the opportunity to be designated as AP Scholars.
AP Exams are typically administered the first two weeks of May. The fee for each exam in 2015 will be approximately $91. Some students may qualify for free or reduced exam fees and should speak to the AP Coordinator regarding the fee reduction program through AP. The registration process for AP exams begins in February and concludes in March. Detailed information about the AP program can be found here.
AP Courses Offered for this School Year
- AP U.S. Government & Politics
- AP Biology
- AP Calculus
- AP Chemistry
- AP Comparative Government & Politics
- AP Computer Science A
- AP English Literature and Composition
- AP English Language and Composition
- AP Environmental Science
- AP European History
- AP Macro Economics
- AP Micro Economics
- AP Music Theory
- AP Psychology
- AP Physics
- AP Statistics
- AP United States History