The Advanced Placement (AP) Program sponsored by the College Board and administered by Educational Testing Services offers secondary school students the opportunity to participate in challenging college-level course work while still in high school. AP courses and their corresponding examinations are developed by committees of college professors and secondary teachers in each subject area and must be followed by Norwin faculty.
AP exams are administered each May. Each exam consists of a multiple choice and a free-response section, with the exception of Studio Art, which consists entirely of student-submitted portfolios. Most exams are three hours long and cover two semesters of college-level work. While all students are encouraged to take the exam, there is no requirement that they do so. However, many colleges offer credit to students who take and who score well on the exams; therefore it may be financially beneficial for students to take the exams. The school counselors can advise parents and students about the colleges that provide credit to students.
Studio Art U.S. Government & Politics
Biology Music Theory
Calculus AB Physics B
English Language Statistics
English Literature U.S. History
Environmental Science World History