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Advanced Placement Program

The AP curriculum that Immaculate offers is administered by the College Board and consists of standardized high school courses that are equivalent to undergraduate college courses. They are designed to prepare high school students for the rigors of college level work and they represent the school’s most challenging level of study. Immaculate offers thirteen AP courses in the traditional classroom setting which include: AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature, AP Calculus, AP US History, AP Government and Politics, AP Psychology, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics Part 1, AP Physics Part 2, AP French Language, AP Spanish Language, AP Studio Art: Drawing. Immaculate also collaborates with Virtual High School allowing the school to potentially offer another twenty-three virtual on-line AP courses. All AP classes have pre-requisites that must be met for students to participate in the class.

See our Course Guide for more pre-requisite information.

Important Information to consider if you are thinking about taking an Advanced Placement Class

Keys To Success In AP Classes

IMMACULATE’S AP COURSE REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

  • Students must meet the AP course pre-requisite and have Department Approval to register for an AP class
  • An override option is not available for AP courses
  • All AP teachers will provide students with summer work to prepare for the rigor of the AP course
  • AP rosters will be final in June. No additional students will be able to join the class in the Fall due to summer work requirements.
  • Students withdrawing from an AP course during the Fall course change period will receive a withdrawal (“W”) on transcript. Any withdrawals after the course change period will result in a withdrawal failure (“WF”).
  • All AP students are required to take the Collegeboard AP exam in May, no exceptions. AP Registration Procedures
  • Course requests for AP classes will be reviewed with the student by the counseling staff
  • Students meeting the prerequisite with their first semester grades will be added to the class roster
  • Students not meeting the pre-requisite with first semester grade will choose an alternate course with their counselor & will be given a Request Form for AP Placement Approval to be completed & given to the appropriate Department Head
  • Department Heads will review all AP rosters and students will be notified by their counselor if they are not approved
  • The student’s current teacher will meet with those students not approved and discuss areas needing improvement for second review at the end of May
  • At the end of May, Department Heads will complete a final review of AP class rosters and will communicate final placement decisions to the Counseling Office
  • Newly approved students will be placed in class by their counselor & counselors will meet with students who do not receive final approval to select an alternate course
  • Any parental or student questions or concerns regarding the approval process should be directed to the current teacher or Department Head

AP REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

  • Course requests for AP classes will be reviewed with the student by the counseling staff
  • Students meeting the prerequisite with their first semester grades will be added to the class roster
  • Students not meeting the pre-requisite with first semester grade will choose an alternate course with their counselor & will be given a Request Form for AP Placement Approval to be completed & given to the appropriate Department Head
  • Department Heads will review all AP rosters and students will be notified by their counselor if they are not approved
  • The student’s current teacher will meet with those students not approved and discuss areas needing improvement for second review at the end of May
  • At the end of May, Department Heads will complete a final review of AP class rosters and will communicate final placement decisions to the Counseling Office
  • Newly approved students will be placed in class by their counselor & counselors will meet with students who do not receive final approval to select an alternate course
  • Any parental or student questions or concerns regarding the approval process should be directed to the current teacher or Department Head

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