Advanced Placement (AP)
Advanced Placement (AP)
Students seeking a college-level challenge in the classroom can find it through AP courses.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered at Marquette High are meant to challenge any student who wants or needs to be pushed to a higher level of scholarship. Because all AP courses align to the rigorous, college-level standards set by the College Board, each course prepares students to take a subject-specific exam and potentially earn college credit in selected academic areas.
Being Successful in AP Courses
MUHS encourages students to take AP courses, but to also carefully balance these courses' increased rigor with other curricular, co-curricular and extra-school commitments (e.g., work, family, sports). AP courses will have a heavier work load than other courses in the same discipline.
- Character - Curiosity, creativity and commitment are key ingredients for success in AP courses.
- Academic Preparation - Students don't need to be top of their class to be an AP student, but they will want to be prepared for the AP course they choose.
- Motivation - Students will show their determination when they do the things that matter to them. AP students should have a passion for the subject area.
AP students should also be strong readers and excel at writing. These courses often demand more independent study and academic initiative from students.
AP Enrollment Process
To enroll in an AP course students need to meet the prerequisites for the specific course. Academic advisors will assist students (and parents) in course selection based on a student's interests, strengths and commitment.
All AP students at Marquette High are required to take the corresponding national exam in the spring. This requirement, which not all schools have, offers a true comparison of how MUHS students compare academically to other students locally, statewide and nationally, who also take the exam rather than those who just complete the course.
2016 AP Exam Results
- 723 AP exams administered
- 418 students took one or more AP exams in 17 different subjects
AP COURSES OFFERED:
AP Studio Art
AP English Language & Composition
AP English Literature & Composition
History and Social Science
AP European History
AP U.S. History
AP Human Geography
Math and Computer Science
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Computer Science A
AP Physics 1
AP Physics C
AP Spanish Language & Culture
AP Spanish Literature & Culture
"Colleges across the country want to see rigor in a schedule but they also want to see a student succeed. Each student should take the most challenging course load that he can handle without missing out on the other important aspects of teenage life."
Director of College Counseling