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Advanced Placement Program

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program 

Tomball ISD offers Advanced Placement courses to high school students who are ready to engage in college level course content and rigorous academics. Courses are available in English, social studies, computer science, mathematics, science, languages other than English, music theory, and art.
The AP Program offers college level instruction to the academically successful student while in high school with the option of taking an Advanced Placement examination and possibly qualifying for college credit. AP students are expected to work at an accelerated pace and to engage in outside reading and independent learning.
High school AP courses are open to all students who meet the prerequisites for advanced coursework. Students who choose to enroll, however, should be prepared for the increased academic rigor of these courses. AP and AP/GT courses concentrate on providing students with rigorous college level instruction while preparing students for the AP exam associated with the course. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered at the 11th and 12th grade level; Advanced Placement examinations are administered at the end of each course. If a student achieves a score of 3 or higher, college credit may be earned for the course.
High School AP Course Offerings:
  • AP Biology (Khan Academy link)
  • AP Calculus AB (Khan Academy link)
  • AP Calculus BC (Khan Academy link)
  • AP Chemistry (Khan Academy link)
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Computer Science AB
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP French Language
  • AP German Language
  • AP Macroeconomics (Khan Academy link)
  • AP Microeconomics (Khan Academy link)
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Physics B (Khan Academy links: 1, 2)
  • AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism (Khan Academy links: 1, 2)
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics (Khan Academy links: 1, 2)
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Spanish Literature
  • AP Statistics (Khan Academy link)
  • AP Studio Art: Drawing
  • AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
  • AP Studio Art: 3-D Design
  • AP U.S. Government and Politics
  • AP United States History (Khan Academy link)
  • AP World History (Khan Academy link)