ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES
What are AP courses?
AP is short for Advanced Placement Courses. AP courses allow student to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. In more than 30 rigorous courses, each concluding in a difficult exam, AP courses provide willing academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit and/or advanced placement.
AP Courses at Tolsia High School
AP Courses and Exams Offered on-site at THS
English Language Composition
Grade 11 Biology
Grade 12 Physics II
US Government & Politics
English Literature & Composition
AP Courses Offered Online at THS
Computer Science A
French Language and Culture
Exam Scoring & Granting of College Credit or Advanced Program Placement
Each May, students take an AP Course Exam which will determine what (if any) college credits or advanced program placement they will receive.
The AP exam score is a weighted combination of the student’s scores on the multiple-choice section and the free-response sections. The final score is reported on a 5-point scale:*
5(pass) = Extremely well qualified
4(pass) = Well qualified
3(pass) = Qualified
2(not pass) = Possibly qualified
1(not pass) = No recommendation
*Colleges and universities are responsible for setting their own credit and placement policies
For most students, results indicate:
AP Exam Score Grade equivalent in corresponding college courses
5 A+ and A
4 A-, B+ and B
3 B-, C+, and C
THS AP Faculty
Roger Spry: Biology, Physics I, Physics II
Laura Smiley: Calculus AB
Teresa Muncy: English Lit. + Comp., Literature + Comp.
Mark Marcum: Government + Politics
Katlin Christian-Webb: AP Coordinator
Paula Staley: Administrative Contact
*Students and Parents need to pay all test fees at the beginning of the school year. Contact Mrs. Asbury for information.
Students who choose not to take the AP Exam:
Lose AP course credit
Class will count ONLY as a general requirement
Letter Grades will not count as weighted
Students will take an end course exam