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The Academy of the Holy Cross offers a wide variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses. AP courses are those for which a College Board Advanced Placement examination exists; the curriculum for these courses follows guidelines established by the College Board and is externally approved each year in which a given course is offered. A qualifying score on an AP exam may give a student credit or advanced standing in that subject in college.

Since each girl's academic schedule at the Academy is as unique as the girl herself, all have the opportunity to qualify to take an AP course. However, because of the rigor of an AP course there are prerequisites that must be met. During the registration period in the beginning of second semester, all students are encouraged to discuss with their teachers and counselors the best options for them.

Visit the College Board's AP Student website here.

AP Courses in 2020-2021 Program of Studies include:


AP English Language & Composition
AP Literature & Composition

History and Social Studies:

AP Human Geography
AP US History 
AP US Government

Alternating Years:

AP US Government (alternating years)
AP Comparative Government & Politics



AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Statistics


AP Biology
AP Physics C Mechanics
AP Environmental Science
PLTW/AP Computer Science Principles


PLTW/AP Computer Science Principles

World Languages:

AP French Language and Culture
AP Latin
AP Spanish Language and Culture