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Advanced Placement (AP)

The Advanced Placement Program offers college-level courses and exams that you can take in high school.
Advanced Placement: The opportunity for students in high school to take college level courses and secure advanced placement or college credit for their efforts by applying for score consideration to the college/university they choose to attend after graduation. 

Difference between Honors and AP: pacing, amount of reading/work outside of school, amount/level of writing, more content/greater depth, discussion, participation, class culture

Expectations: learn information at a quicker rate, develop effective study skills, read extensively and do research at the college level, complete work independently, work in groups to study/process information, come to class prepared for discussion/work, manage time to accommodate activities and school work

Attributes of Successful AP Students: curiosity, motivation, work ethic, initiative, responsibility, organization, time management skills
The AP Exam: Each course has a corresponding exam that is administered in May. AP exams represent the culmination of AP courses and are an integral part of the program. It is the expectation that all students enrolled in AP courses at SFHS will take the exam. Payment ($94 per exam) is the responsibility of the family. 
AP Classes Offered by South Fayette Township School District
 Computer Science A
 Mrs. Dawn McCullough              
 Computer Science Principles   Mrs. Lynette Lortz
Computer Science
 English Language and Composition (English 11) Mr. Gary Smith                                                                
 English Language and Composition (English 12) Mr. Gary Smith   
 Music Theory         Mrs. Christine Elek
Fine Arts
 Calculus AB            Mrs. Maureen Sirc
 Calculus BC Mrs. Maureen Sirc 
 Biology                                                                  Mr. Jeff McGowan 
 Chemistry   Dr. Stephanie Gutshall and Mr. Bryan Seybert
 Physics Mrs. Nazish Habib 
 Economics Mr. Joseph Silhanek 
 European History  Mrs. Megan Hackworth                                             
 Psychology  Online Provider 
 United States and Comparative Government    Dr. Felix Yerace 
 United States History Mr. Christopher Mikan 
Social Studies
 French Mrs. Adrienne Endy       
 Spanish                           Mrs. Tara Surloff
World Language      

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