What is Advanced Placement (AP)?
The Advanced Placement Program is an opportunity for students to pursue college-level studies while still in secondary school and to receive high school and college credit. By challenging and stimulating students, the AP Program provides access to high-quality education, accelerates learning, rewards achievement, and enhances both high school and college programs.
The AP Program at IRCHS is beginning its fifteenth year. All students who take an AP course are required to take the AP exam. All courses are authorized by the CollegeBoard.
Advanced Placement Courses offered at IRCHS
Courses are offered based on student interest and teacher availability.
- AP Art 2-D
- AP Art 3-D
- AP Studio Art Drawing
- AP Biology
- AP English Language and Composition
- AP English Literature and Composition
- AP Music Theory
- AP US History
- AP Statistics
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- AP Psychology
- AP US Government and Politics
- AP Environmental Science
- AP Computer Science A
- AP Computer Science Principles
- AP Comparative Government and Politics
- AP World History
- AP Capstone Seminar
- AP Capstone Research
Earning an AP Diploma Distinction
- Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
AP Scholar with Honor:
- Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
AP Scholar with Distinction:
- Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
AP Capstone Diploma:
- The AP Capstone Diploma is granted to students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on 4 additional AP Exams of their choosing
AP Seminar and Research Certificate:
- The AP Seminar and Research Certificate is granted to students who earn scores of 3 or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research.