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Register for AP Courses

Enrolling in an AP® course provides a wide range of benefits that build skills and confidence as well as saves time and money in college.

When you enroll in an AP course …

  • AP students learn essential time management and study skills needed for college and career success.
  • Students engage in the “productive struggle” with the support of their McDowell teachers and peers.
  • Students dig deeper into subjects that interest them and learn to tap their creativity and their problem-solving skills to address course challenges.
  • Students begin to build their college resume with rigorous and challenging coursework thus standing out in the admissions process.
  • Students may earn college credit. Most colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement, or both for qualifying AP exam scores. This can mean:
    • Fulfilling graduation requirements early
    • Being able to skip introductory courses or required general-education courses


AP Courses Offered

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