Online Advanced Placement Courses
Honors + AP Pack: Excel's Honors Curriculum plus all 8 AP Courses for one low price.
AP Courses or Advanced Placement Courses are online classes that offer rigorous, college-level curricula that allow high school students the opportunity to earn college credit in high school. Students complete online AP courses at Excel High School and take the AP exam locally in-person to earn college credit. Students will need to purchase the required AP textbooks and other supplemental course materials separately. Students that choose the AP Pack have access to all of Excel's Honors courses, plus 8- AP courses. Click here to download the Honors/AP Certified Course Brochure
Excel High School is pleased to offer the following online AP® Advanced Placement courses for college credit.
Why take an AP® Course?
- Challenge: Advanced Placement AP classes are rigorous and offer intellectual stimulation that students may not otherwise experience in standard high school courses.
- Increase opportunities for college admission. Online AP courses look great on a high school transcript. A successful grade in an AP course demonstrates to college admissions counselors that you are well prepared and ready for the pressures of college.
- Get prepared. AP courses enhance students' academic skills, teach students how to think critically, and improve problem-solving abilities. AP students learn to navigate rigorous academic expectations that are encountered in a university setting.
Earn college credit. AP exams are scored on a scale of 1 through 5. If a student earns a 3 or higher, he or she can receive course credits, advanced placement, or both upon arriving at college. AP policies vary from school to school, but the majority of U.S. and international colleges grant credit for AP exams
Click here to find a college/university in your area that accepts AP courses for college credit.
Click here to find an AP testing center and dates the AP exams are offered in your area. * The AP exam for college credit is taken in person at an authorized testing center.
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Click here for state requirements related to AP course offerings and college credit
Excel’s online AP Courses are a great way to prepare for AP exams and earn college credit in high school. Sign up for an online AP Course today and get a head start on your academic goals. Excel High School is a member of the College Board®. Excel’s CEEB Code is: 240707.
*AP courses require students to purchase the required textbooks or supplemental course materials.
Excel High School offers select Advanced Placement® (AP®) courses as part of our curriculum suite. While students in AP courses have access to all the features and benefits of any EHS course, there are also key requirements put in place by the College Board that must be followed in order to use the AP designation on student transcripts. The information below will help you implement Excel AP courses in full compliance with the expectations of the College Board.
Do Students Need Textbooks* for AP Courses?
AP programs are rigorous, college-level courses. As such, they require college-level textbooks and supplementary texts and highly qualified teachers. All Edgenuity courses utilize textbooks that have been recommended by the College Board. These textbooks should be purchased before students begin the course. Excel High School does not resell the books, as they are readily available through traditional and online booksellers.
Must Students Complete Hands-On Labs for AP Environmental Science?
Excel’s AP Environmental Science course includes the option for hands-on labs, but schools may elect to offer the course without requiring these activities. The course also includes sufficient virtual labs to meet the College Board requirements.
Are EHS Courses AP Certified?
Excel’s AP courses have been authorized by the College Board.
|EXCEL AP COURSES||REQUIRED TEXT(S)||ISBN-13|
|ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION||Students must have the following four texts to complete the course:
Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. New York: Henry Holt, 2002.
Krakauer, Jon. Into the Wild. New York: Villard Books, 1996.
McCourt, Frank. Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir. New York: Scribner, 1996.
Shea, Renée H., Lawrence Scanlon, and Robin Dissin Aufses. The Language of Composition: Reading, Writing, Rhetoric. 2nd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2013.
|ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION||Arp, Thomas R., and Greg Johnson. Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense.
10th ed. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2008.
Earlier and later editions are also compatible but will have different page references.
|HUMAN GEOGRAPHY||Students can use either of the following two texts to complete the course:
Rubenstein, James M. The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography.
11th ed. New York: Prentice Hall, 2014.
Rubenstein, James M. The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography. 12th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2017.
|PSYCHOLOGY||Students must have the following two texts to complete the course:
Myers, David G. Myers’ Psychology for AP®. 2nd ed. New York: Worth Publishers, 2014.
Hock, Roger R. Forty Studies That Changed Psychology: Explorations into the History of Psychological Research. 7th ed. Upper Saddle River: Pearson, 2012.
|UNITED STATES HISTORY||Students must have the following three texts to complete the course:
Henretta, James A., Eric Hinderaker, Rebecca Edwards, and Robert O. Self. America’s History, For the AP® Course. 8th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2014.
Henretta, James A., Eric Hinderaker, Rebecca Edwards, and Robert O. Self. Sources for America’s History, Volume 1: To 1877. 8th ed. Vol. 1. Boston: Bedford/St.
Henretta, James A., Eric Hinderaker, Rebecca Edwards, and Robert O. Self. Sources for America’s History, Volume 2: Since 1865. 8th ed. Vol. 2. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2014.
|UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS*
|Students must have the following two texts to complete the course:
Wilson, James Q., John Dilulio, Jr., and Meena Bose.
American Government: Institutions and Policies, 16th ed. Connecticut: Cengage Learning, 2019.
Woll, Peter. American Government: Readings and Cases, 19th ed. Illinois: Pearson Education, Inc., 2012.
|WORLD HISTORY||Students must have the following two texts to complete the course:
Strayer, Robert W. and Nelson, Eric W. Ways of the World: A Global History with
Reilly, Kevin. Worlds of History, A High School Edition: A Comparative Reader. 5th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2013.
*Books are available through traditional and online bookstores. Advanced Placement and AP are trademarks or registered trademarks of The College Board.
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