Advanced Placement (AP)

  • The Advanced Placement Program (AP) gives students an opportunity to experience college-level courses and exams while they are still in high school.  The AP tests are scored on a one to five scale. Through this program, students may earn college credit, accelerated placement, or both for college.  Because Advanced Placement courses are equivalent to a college level course, students who take AP courses should expect to spend a considerable amount of time outside the classroom devoted to this rigorous coursework.

    Indiana PL 91 requires all Indiana public colleges and universities (including all two and four year institutions and accompanying satellites) to award college credits for Indiana secondary school students that earn a score of 3 or higher on College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) examination. Indiana public colleges and universities may require a score higher than 3 to award credits for a course that is a requirement for a student’s major. If a university chooses to do so, it must still award a student elective credits that count toward his/her overall degree requirements to graduate from college. Families may visit for the most current transfer information.

    Advanced Placement courses are grade weighted. In order to receive the grade weight, students must receive a grade of C- or higher and take the AP examination in May.  Brownsburg High School offers 26 AP Courses.  Get more information in the AP brochure below.