AP Exam Information

  • AP students and parents/guardians:

    The College Board has changed the AP exam ordering process for the 2019-2020 school year.  Some items of note are as follows:

    • Exams are now ordered in the Fall.  
    • Students must decide about taking AP Exams in the Fall, so that the AP coordinator can submit the school’s exam order in a timely fashion.  The AP coordinator at Doherty will be placing the exam by no later than October 31st. 
    • Students will be asked to print and sign their names on a document that indicates whether  they intend to "yes" take the AP exam or "no" they do not intend to take the AP exam for any given course.
    • It is possible to request an exam after the final deadline until the Spring course orders and Fall order changes deadline (March 13, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET), but an additional late order fee of $40 per exam will apply.

    If a student chooses to cancel an exam or does not take an exam that was ordered for a particular class, then the student will be charged $40 for the particular exam.

Why Participate in Advanced Placement?

  • With 29 different classes at Doherty, AP offers something for everyone. Here are just a few reasons to sign up:

    Gain the Edge in College Preparation

    • 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 rigorous course work.

    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.

    Broaden Your Intellectual Horizons

    • Explore the world from a variety of perspectives, most importantly your own.
    • Study subjects in greater depth and detail.
    • Assume the responsibility of reasoning, analyzing, and understanding for yourself

    Current AP Course Offerings at Doherty:

    • AP Research
    • AP Seminar
    • Biology
    • Calculus AB
    • Calculus BC
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science A
    • Computer Science Principles
    • English Language and Composition
    • English Literature and Composition
    • Environmental Science
    • European History
    • French Language and Culture
    • German Language and Culture
    • Government and Politics (US)
    • Human Geography
    • Macroeconomics
    • Microeconomics
    • Physics 1: Algebra-Based
    • Physics 2: Algebra-Based
    • Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
    • Physics C: Mechanics
    • Psychology
    • Spanish Language and Culture
    • Statistics
    • Studio Art Drawing
    • Studio Art 2-D Design
    • Studio Art 3-D Design
    • US History