Advanced Placement

  • With AP®, students can get a feel for the rigors of college level studies while they still have the support of a high school environment. When students take AP courses, they demonstrate to college admission officers that they have sought out an educational experience that will prepare them for success in college and beyond. Resourceful and dedicated AP teachers work with their students to develop and apply the skills, abilities and content knowledge they will need later in college. Each of AP’s 34 courses is modeled upon a comparable college course, and college and university faculty play a vital role in ensuring that AP courses align with college-level standards. Each AP course concludes with a college-level exam developed and scored by college and university faculty members as well as experienced AP teachers. AP Exams are an essential part of the AP experience, enabling students to apply the new critical thinking skills they have learned in a comprehensive exam. Most two- and four-year colleges and universities worldwide recognize AP in the admission process and accept successful exam scores for credit, advanced placement, or both. Performing well on an AP Exam means more than just the successful completion of a course. Research consistently shows that students who score a 3 or higher typically earn higher GPAs in college and have higher graduation rates.
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AP Courses Offered at Conant High School

  • AP Literature & Composition
    AP Language & Composition
    AP Computer Science A
    AP Statistics
    AP Calculus AB
    AP Calculus BC
    AP Biology
    AP Chemistry
    AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
    AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based
    AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism
    AP Physics C: Mechanics
    AP Environmental Science
    AP Studio - 2D Design
    AP Studio - 3D Design
    AP Art History
    AP Seminar
    AP Studio/Drawing
    AP Human Geography
    AP U.S. History
    AP European History
    AP World History
    AP Macroeconomics
    AP Government & Politics
    AP Microeconomics
    AP Psychology
    AP Chinese
    AP French
    AP German
    AP Spanish Language
    AP Computer Science Principles

AP Credits

  • Beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year, scores of 3, 4 and 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement examinations shall be accepted for credit to satisfy degree requirements by all Illinois public institutions of higher education.

Registration, Policies and Reminders

  • Registration:

    • Registration begins on Saturday, October 15, 2022 and ends on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
    • AP registration is a TWO PART process:
      • Join your AP classroom(s) in your College Board account.
      • Register for each test and complete payment at 2023 AP Total Registration.
    • You may still register for the waitlist after registration ends. They will be approved on a test-by- test basis and incur an additional fee of $40.
    • For students taking an AP US Government and Politics exam and/or Physics C E&M, registration will reopen for only those students at the beginning of 2nd semester.
    • There are no Pre-Administration sessions in 2023.



    • Full payment is due at the time of registration. Payments made after November 16, 2022, will incur an additional $40 late fee per test.
    • Each AP exam is $97.00, $145 for AP Seminar and $145 for AP Research.
    • Payments are made online to Total Registration with a debit or credit card or with a check,

    cashier’s check, or money order mailed to Total Registration, LLC. Payments are NOT processed at Conant High School.

    • All cancellations must be submitted through the Total Registration website. All test cancellations receive a refund minus a $40 cancellation fee per test cancelled. Any cancellation received BEFORE November 16, 2022 receive a full refund.
    • Please Note: Late Registration and cancellation fees apply to all students, including those on the Free and Reduced Lunch program.


    Click here for the 2023 AP Test Policies and Reminders