Advanced Placement at Poway High


Poway High offers a wide variety of Advanced Placement courses. As outlined by the College Board, Advanced Placement courses offer students the opportunity to take a college-level course in a high-school setting. All AP courses at Poway have been certified and audited by the College Board, and are current in their requirements and preparation.
The rigor of AP courses provides students with a setting that will prepare them for future college courses. In addition, students who score sufficiently high on the AP Exams can earn college credits for their efforts. Last year (2016-17 AP Results) 717 Poway students took exams and 79% of those exams were passed with a 3 or better.
Students interested in enrolling in an AP course should speak to their grade-level counselor and current subject area teacher for more information. While Poway High follows the College Board's open access and equity policy, several courses involve summer coursework to prepare for the class. Information about this coursework is given during registration in the spring trimester.

AP  Registration Information

Questions about Advanced Placement

  • Questions about taking Advanced Placement courses can be directed to your counselor.
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  • AP Course Time Commitment Calculator - These charts will help calculate the time commitment you are signing up for when signing up for multiple AP courses.
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  • AP Course FAQs Frequently asked questions and answers regarding AP Courses at PHS.
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  • AP Course Progression - AP course progression and recommendations for success in AP courses.

Advanced Placement Courses and Instructors for 2017-2018

  AP COURSE      Current Teacher
AP Biology 3-4 Chrispeels, Arno
AP Calculus AB 1-2 Adam, Michelle
AP Calculus BC 1-2 Zeis, Kyle
AP Chemistry Manly, Tony
AP Computer Science A Whitaker, Jacquelyn
AP Computer Science Principles Whitaker, Jacquelyn
AP English Language 1-2 (APEL) -11th grade McMillan, Katie
Rangel, Erica
AP English Literature 1-2 (12th grade)   Graber, John
AP Environmental Science  Van Pelt, Sharla
AP European History (APEC)- 10th grade  Talley, Robert
AP German Language Von Ehrenstein-Smith, Marion
AP Government & Politics -12th grade Waasted, Jacob
AP Human Geography 1-2 McKee, Jordan
AP Physics C:Mech 1A-1B Casey-O'Brien, Lisa
AP Psychology Ambort, Breezy
Coats, Scott
AP Spanish Language  Tovar, Julie
AP Statistics 1-2 Sebastian, Susan
AP Studio Art 2D Photography Jaffe, Aaron
AP Studio Art 3D Parr, Todd
AP Studio Art Drawing Hensey, Heidi
AP US History (APUSH) -11th grade Lewis, Curtis
  
 
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