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Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

Cumulatively, Fairmont Prep students take over 400 AP tests per year. Over the past four years, our school-wide average AP pass rate is over 84%.

Fairmont Preparatory Academy encourages students to challenge themselves with college-level AP coursework while still in high school. With AP classes in all areas of the curriculum, students can play to their strengths and individualize their course of study. AP classes prepare students to earn academic credit accepted by major colleges and universities.

25 AP COURSES OFFERED, INCLUDING:

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English Language and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • Government and Politics: United States
  • Human Geography
  • Mandarin
  • Music Theory
  • Physics C: Electrical & Mechanical
  • Physics C: Mechanics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art 2-D Design
  • Studio Art: Drawing
  • United States History
  • World History
The College Board, which administers the AP Program, has recognized Fairmont’s strong successes, particularly in math and the sciences, and identifies the Prep as having “one of the highest student success rates in the state.”

ADVANCED PLACEMENT BY THE NUMBERS*

Fairmont Preparatory Academy’s Advanced Placement (AP) program has been recognized by the College Board as having one of the highest student success rates in the state of California in math, science, and technology. Unlike many other schools, Fairmont does not limit the number of AP courses that a student can take and many students begin taking AP courses as early as 9th grade.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT AWARDS

School Year Total AP Awards National AP Scholar AP Scholar w/ Distinction WP Scholar w/ Honor AP Scholar
2013 123 10 43 21 49
2012 93 5 29 25 34
2010 69 7 26 16 20
National AP Scholar: Granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams
AP Scholar with Distinction: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams
AP Scholar with Honor: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams
AP Scholar: Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams

2013 AP EXAM SCORES

AP tests are scored on a 5 point, numeric scale: 5 being the highest and 1 the lowest. A score of 3 is passing.