AP - Advanced Placement

ap AP  (Advanced Placement)


Advanced Placement (AP) classes are available at Mesquite High School. AP courses prepare students to take the national Advanced Placement examination given in the late spring of each school year. For more information about the AP program, visit www.collegeboard.org and click on “AP.” The cost for each AP Exam in 2018 will be $96.00.

Students may be granted college credit on the basis of how well they perform on these tests. These credits can be sent to almost any university. To see a specific in-state university’s required score, as well as how many college credits the student would receive with that score, please visit www.aztransfer.com. Click on “Quick Links” then “Exam Equivalency.”

AP courses offered in the 2017-2018 school year include: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Chemistry, Economics (Macro), English Composition (Lang, Lit & Lit Research), Government & Comparative Government, Physics (a,s Mechanical & Electricity/Magnetism), Psychology, United States History & European History, World History & Human Geography

AP Registration
AP EXAM Info

  • Registration is going on now through Wednesday March in the Bookstore
  • Each test is $96. payable in the Bookstore (cash or check to Mesquite High School)
  • If you want to pay using a Tax Credit Form, pick up the Form in the Bookstore. You will then submit this Form with your $96. payment to the Bookstore.
  • PLEASE DO NOT PAY YOUR TAX CREDIT ONLINE. IF YOU DO YOU MUST BRING THE RECEIPT TO THE BOOKSTORE AS PROOF THAT YOU PAID FOR YOUR EXAM. WITHOUT THIS RECEIPT WE CANNOT ORDER YOU AN EXAM!
  • If you qualify for a fee waiver you can pick up a Fee Waiver Form​ in the Bookstore or in the Counseling Office. This Form must be signed by Parent/Guardian, Cafeteria Manager, and Administrator, and submitted to the Bookstore with $53. instead of $96. Since this Form requires signatures you'll need to pick it up asap in the Bookstore.
  • Exams will be ordered on March 8 so be sure you have signed up and paid, in the Bookstore, no later than Wednesday, March 6.


The AP Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through AP courses and exams with the AP Scholar Awards as follows:  

AP Scholar - Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.

AP Scholar with Honor - Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

AP Scholar with Distinction - Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

AP National Scholar – Granted to students in the U.S. who receive an average score of at least a 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on five or more of these exams.

State AP Scholar – Granted to one male and one female in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia with scores of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP exams, and then the highest average score (at least 305) on all AP exams taken. GPS Course Description Book states: Advanced Classes: Advanced Placement (AP) classes are available at all GPS high schools. AP courses prepare students to take the national Advanced Placement examination given in the late spring of each school year. Students may be granted advanced placement status and/or college credit on the basis of how well they perform on these tests. Information regarding advanced placement courses and examinations is available from the counseling office of each high school. Students are not required to take an advanced placement course to be eligible to take the AP exam. AP/Honors classes are not available to homebound students. For more information see the Guidance and Counseling office or please visit www.apcentral.collegeboard.com
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