AP Course Information

Harrison Advanced Placement Courses

Welcome to the Harrison High School Advance Placement page.  At Harrison we offer a variety of AP courses that enrich our students with the knowledge and skills for success beyond high school.

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are intended to be equivalent to a similar college level course. The College Board does not designate a time period during which the content of the high school course is to be covered. Most AP courses require two traditional semesters to adequately address the course content and prepare students for the associated exam.

Student Selection Criteria for AP courses: The College Board suggests that all students who are willing to accept the challenge of a rigorous academic curriculum should be considered for admission to AP courses. The College Board encourages the elimination of barriers that restrict access to AP courses for students from ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the AP Program.  

The IDOE further supports a school developing criteria for admission to AP courses to include, but are not limited to, AP Potential, previous success in content area courses, teacher recommendations and standardized test results.

Please click on the links to the left to find out more information about the Drop Policy, Grading Structure and individual class information including summer assignments.