Morton West AP Student Information

  • Why Advanced Placement classes?

    U.S. Department of Education study found that the strongest predictor of college graduation is something students do before they ever go to college:​ Participate in rigorous, college-level courses in high school—and AP courses in particular.​

    What is an Advanced Placement course?

    • AP courses are designed and updated annually to reflect what is taught ​
      in cutting-edge college courses.​
    • AP curriculum for each class is the same for all schools around the US and Globe.​
    • Students receive an external evaluation—​
      the AP Exam—which is scored by college faculty from around the world who verify that the student has mastered college-level studies.​

    What Advanced Placement courses are offered at Morton West?

     AP English Language & Composition ​

     AP English Literature & Composition ​

     AP Calculus AB and BC ​

     AP Statistics ​

     AP World History ​

     AP European History ​

     AP Microeconomics ​

     AP Psychology ​

     AP US History 

    • AP Government & Politics

     AP Physics​

     AP Computer Science (West only) ​

     AP Biology ​

     AP Chemistry ​

     AP Environmental Science​

     AP Spanish Language ​

     AP Spanish Literature ​

     AP French ​

     AP Music Theory ​

     AP 2D Studio Art ​

    During the 2016-17 school year, 2,148 AP exams were taken by over 1,040 students. ​Of these students 33.3% achieved a score of 3 or higher. Over 51% of Morton West graduates take at least one AP course​ 32.6% of our 2017 Freshmen students passed the World History exam​.

    AP classes and college credit allows you to:

    • Move into upper-level college courses sooner​
    • Pursue a double major​
    • Gain time to study and travel abroad​

    FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AP CLASSES, CLICK ON THE POWERPOINT LINK BELOW: