Alton High School AP Courses/AP Testing

What is AP?

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a cooperative educational endeavor between high schools and colleges, and is based on the principle that many students are capable of completing college level studies in secondary school. The majority of US high schools participate in the AP program, and more than a thousand colleges grant advanced standing and/or credits to students presenting satisfactory examination grades. The exams consist of multiple choice questions, free-response, and oral response.  These tests are optional for the student and therefore it is the student's responsibility to register and pay the fee associated with the exams. 

The AP courses at AHS

Art History

Spanish Language and Culture

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

Physics 1

Physics 2

Chemistry 2

English Language and Culture



Physics C: Mechanics

Music Theory

Computer Science A

Computer Science Principles

US History 

2022 AP Exam Test Dates

May 2rd 8 a.m. -United States Government and Politics; Japanese Language     

Noon - Chemistry

May 3th 8 a.m. Environmental Science    

Noon -  Psychology

May 4th 8 a.m. - English Literature and Composition    

Noon - Computer Science A; Comparative Government    & Politics

May 5th 8 a.m. -Macroeconomics   

Noon - Statistics

May 6th 8.a.m. - United States History    

Noon - Art History; Microeconomics

May 9th 8 a.m. Calculus AB; Calculus BC   

Noon -Computer Science Principles

May 10th 8 a.m. - English Language and Composition     

Noon - Physics C

May 11th 8 a.m. - Spanish Language and Culture    

Noon - Biology

May 12th 8 a.m. French Language and Culture   

Noon -Physics 1: Algebra Based

May 13th 8 a.m. -German Language and Culture; Music Theory 

Noon- Physics 2: Algebra Based

Taking AP Exams

Students interested in taking an Advanced Placement Exam should do the following:

Students will receive their test results in July.  Scores will also be sent to Alton High School and any colleges designated by the student.

College Board's AP Late Testing Policy

To preserve the security of AP Exams, alternate forms are used for late testing. All students who participate in late testing at a given school must take these alternate exams on the scheduled late-testing dates at the scheduled times. Early testing is not permitted under any circumstances. Visit AP's Late Testing Policy page for more information and their fee policy.

For further information regarding AP, visit

Get your join code from your teacher.  Each exam has a unique code.  See Mrs. Williams in the Guidance office for exam only join codes.