Advanced Placement at Sandy Creek High School

  • Sandy Creek High School is pleased to offer seventeen Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Parents and students are encouraged to educate themselves on the classes available and the teachers' expectations.  Each AP course is taught at the college level, offering the opportunity for willing and motivated students to challenge themselves.  

    Registering for Advanced Placement Classes

    For information on AP requirements and course offerings, please review the AP Course Catalog.

    To sign up for AP courses, students should meet with their guidance counselor during registration and complete the AP Course Interest Form. 

    Please review the AP Course Guidance and Prerequisites List and the 2024-2025 AP/IB Pathway Night and Timeline prior to registration.

    Attention rising 9th graders: Click on the link for information about AP Human Geography and AP Environmental Science.  Registration for qualified students for AP Human Geography (9th grade) and AP Environmental Science will take place during 8th grade advisement and registration at the middle school.  Please see the 8th grade counselor for more details.

    Why take AP Classes?

    Earn College Credit and Advanced Placement

    • Receive recognition from more than 3,600 colleges and universities that annually receive AP Exam scores.  Over 90% of 4-year colleges in the US provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying scores
    • Have time to move into upper-level courses in your field of interest, pursue a double major, or study abroad.
    • Design a college experience that suits you and gives you the flexibility to get the most out of your college years

    Stand Out in the College Admissions Process

    • Demonstrate your maturity and readiness for college.
    • Show your willingness to take the most rigorous courses available to you.
    • Emphasize your commitment to academic excellence.

    Gain Skills that Will Help You Succeed in College

    • Get a head start on college-level work.
    • Improve your writing skills and sharpen your problem-solving techniques.
    • Develop the study habits necessary for tackling rigourous course work in a supportive high school environment.

    Broaden Your Intellectual Horizons

    • Be part of a community of students and educators who are passionate, curious, and committed to academic excellence.
    • Engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.

                                                             AP vs. Dual Enrollment

    * AP classes are weighted more than DE classes.                    * No impact on college HOPE hours
    * Easier access to the instructor                                                       * Cost for lab classes
    * Calendar is the same as Fayette County.                                    * Uses letter grading (A=95, B=85, C=75, D=70, W=69)
    * High School enourages students to explore all                        * Class rank impacted due to grade maximum 
       "on campus options"
    * College credit is based on exam score and differs                 * Student must provide transportation
       by institution
    * Year-long courses                                                                                 * Semester-long courses
                                                                                                                                * Required county-level meeting for student and parent
                                                                                                                                * Calendar is different from Fayette County.