ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM (AP CLASSES)
AP courses are honors courses that provide students with an in depth examination of the content standards. Students tell us that enrolling in AP courses better prepares them for the rigor of college. Many students take AP courses and take the AP exam in the spring in order to earn credit for college. More information about what kind of credit colleges and universities give for various scores on AP exams is available here. Note that you should confirm any credits earned with the college or university you apply to or plan to attend. Although there is some cost for the AP exam, that cost is far less than college credits.
Signing Up for Advanced Placement (AP) Courses and Exams
Most students who take AP exams register for the AP course during the the school year. AP Exams are given in the late spring, and registration for the exams happens in the fall. The cost for exams varies. However, thanks to gracious support from our school district, students who qualify for free/reduced lunch pay $10/exam.
Your counselor can help you with registering for AP courses. Mrs. Pineschi and Ms. Estes can support students/families with registering for and paying for AP exams. Ms. Estes can support students and families with any questions or concerns related to the LHS AP program.
AP CAPSTONE DIPLOMA PROGRAM
Lincoln is proud to be an AP Capstone Diploma School, Learn more about the AP Capstone Diploma here. This is a visual that describes how the AP Capstone Diploma works. Note that students do NOT have to pursue an AP Capstone Diploma to take AP classes. Our AP classes are open to all students who are interested!
image from apcentral.collegeboard.org.
AP CLASSES AT LHS
At LHS we offer Advanced Placement classes, otherwise known as AP classes. Students can take individual AP courses based on their interest or can pursue an AP Capstone Diploma (details above). We offer the following classes on the school campus, although not every class may not be offered every year.
- AP Seminar (required for AP Diploma)
- AP Research (required for AP Diploma)
- Calculus AB/BC (this course takes up 2 sections of your schedule each year)
- Calculus AB
- Pre-Calculus (new in 2023)
- English Literature
- English Language and Composition
- Spanish Language
- Spanish Literature
- European History
- Music Theory
- Government and Politics: United States
- U. S. History
- Physics 1
- 2D Art (Drawing)
- 3D Art (Ceramics)
Some AP courses are offered every other year; your counselor can answer any questions about alternating-year courses or can help you chart a path for AP coursework.
Check out the college board website at https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home
WHAT IS AP?
Are you ready for a unique learning experience that will help you succeed in college? Through AP's college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world.
A Different Kind of Class
From the moment you enter an AP classroom, you'll notice the difference—in the teacher's approach to the subject, in the attitude of your classmates, in the way you start to think. In AP classrooms, the focus is not on memorizing facts and figures. Instead you'll engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.
Find Your Passion
With a number of AP courses to choose from, you'll be able to explore your interests and discover new passions. In AP classes, you'll study fascinating topics and ideas that just might become the foundation of your future college major or career.
Prepare to Succeed in College
AP courses can help you acquire the skills and habits you'll need to be successful in college. You'll improve your writing skills, sharpen your problem-solving abilities, and develop time management skills, discipline, and study habits.
Earn College Credit and Placement
Most four-year colleges in the United States and colleges in more than 60 other countries give students credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam scores. By entering college with AP credits, you'll have the time to move into upper level courses, pursue a double-major or study abroad.
HOW DO I ENROLL?
Once you've decided to take the AP challenge it's easy to enroll. Talk to an AP teacher or the AP Coordinator (Ms. Brown) or your Counselor about the course you want to take. Discuss the course's workload and any preparation you might need.
To find out more about enrolling your student at LHS, please contact your student’s counselor.