ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)

AP

AP COURES FOR COLLEGE CREDIT & PLACEMENT

AP gives students the chance to tackle college-level work while they’re still in high school—whether they’re learning online or in the classroom. And through taking AP Exams, students can earn college credit and placement.

About Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement courses are rigorous courses in many different curriculums that give students an opportunity to excel in advanced learning, prepare for the rigors of college study, and demonstrate proficiency on a college level. Further, Advanced Placement classes prepare students to take a standardized test in May to earn college credit. Students who score 3, 4, or 5 on an AP test earn college credit. Each college and university determine how credit is given. These credits are transferable nationwide. These classes offer both high school and college credit.

 

AFHS AP Classes

AP Courses Offered at AFHS

American Fork offers a broad selection of AP courses to benefit students in their many interests. Universities and colleges weight AP courses favorably because they challenge students to excel. Additional credits and recognition are available for students who take multiple AP courses and pass with a 3 or higher including the AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, and AP Scholar with Distinction. Further, Beginning in the fall 2022-2023 the AP Capstone courses will be available at AFHS allowing students to earn an AP Capstone diploma or AP Seminar and Research Certificate.

Students will learn necessary competencies for an entry-level IT professional including installing, building, upgrading, repairing, configuring, troubleshooting, optimizing, diagnosing, and performing preventive maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems. This prepares the student to take the industry CompTIA A+ exams. Concurrent Enrollment credit (IT 1600) is available. $5 per credit hour. This course gives credit for the following CTE Pathways:  InfoTech Systems

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ASL 3
You will learn advanced conversational and performance skills in this course.  Your fluency level in this course will increase and you will be able to converse in most real-life situations.  You will continue to learn about Deaf culture and will cover a variety of topics in more depth.  Evaluations will be based on performance, receptive skills, and written evaluations and papers. 

ASL 4

You will learn advanced conversational and performance skills in this course.  Your fluency level in this course will increase and you will be able to converse in most real-life situations.  You will continue to learn about Deaf culture and will cover a variety of topics in more depth.  Evaluations will be based on performance, receptive skills, and written evaluations and papers. 

 

Biotechnology is the science of using biological techniques to develop new products and procedures.  This extensive lab-based class will expose students to basic chemistry, manipulation of DNA and protein and development of commercial products using this technology.  This should be viewed as a second level Biology course. This course gives credit for the following CTE Pathways: Health Science

Students build a residential home on-site from start to finish in one school year.  Up to ten semester credits are available through concurrent enrollment at UVU.  Licensed General Contractors and members of the Utah Valley Home Builders Association provide class instruction.  Skills learned can be used to pay for college, build a home, or start a construction business.  Students must be willing to physically work hard and to work in inclement weather conditions.  Students need to fill out a CTE Application available in the Counseling Center.  The student will be contacted by Alpine School District CTE department during the summer with more information about the class.   Students also need to fill out School to School paperwork with the registrar at Timpanogos High in August to get this class added to your schedule.

CTE Pathways: Construction & Structural Systems

AP Language and Composition is a rigorous college level class. This class is designed to follow the freshman English course found at BYU and The U of U. The three fold ambition of the class is to prepare students for college writing, pass the AP Language and Composition test in the spring, and develop deep critical and analytical thinking. While the class is open to juniors and seniors, it is strongly recommended that students enrolling in this class take Honors 11 or AP Literature as a junior and AP Language as a senior. Passing the AP Language test will often open students up to additional college credits in writing intensive curriculums. Ask your college counselor for more information. Credits vary by college.

The anticipated workload for this class is 1 hour of homework weekly except the week preceding the due date of a formal paper then the expectation is 4 hours that week. We write 1 formal paper per term.

Dance Company emphasizes technique, choreography and performance.  Students are required to perform in the Winter and Spring concerts and attend outside concerts and workshops at the college or professional level.  Choreography takes up the majority of class time.  Extra rehearsals before and after school will be necessary.  This is the course to take to prepare for Dance Sterling Scholar and lettering in Dance.  Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and complete the audition.

Dance Company emphasizes technique, choreography and performance.  Students are required to perform in the Winter and Spring concerts and attend outside concerts and workshops at the college or professional level.  Choreography takes up the majority of class time.  Extra rehearsals before and after school will be necessary.  This is the course to take to prepare for Dance Sterling Scholar and lettering in Dance.  Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and complete the audition.

Dance Company emphasizes technique, choreography and performance.  Students are required to perform in the Winter and Spring concerts and attend outside concerts and workshops at the college or professional level.  Choreography takes up the majority of class time.  Extra rehearsals before and after school will be necessary.  This is the course to take to prepare for Dance Sterling Scholar and lettering in Dance.  Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and complete the audition.

This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of concepts and skills used to create digital media. Students will learn and create elements of text, graphics, animation, sound, video, and digital imaging that will be delivered via the Internet or other media. These skills can prepare students for entry-level multimedia positions as well as provide fundamental digital media understandings and skills beneficial for other occupational/educational goals. This course gives credit for the following CTE Pathways:  Fashion Apparel, Broadcasting & Digital Media, Broadcasting & Digital Media, Business, Administration, Business Information Management, Graphic Design & Communication, Hospitality & Tourism, Interior Design, Marketing, Web Development.

A first responder is a person who has been trained to provide initial care in an emergency.  As the first trained professional on the scene, your actions are often critical.  They may determine whether a seriously ill or injured person survives.  By taking this course, the student will gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to give appropriate care to a victim of injury or sudden illness.  The student will learn how to minimize a victim’s discomfort and prevent further complications until more advanced medical personnel take over.  A Red Cross Certification is given for Emergency response, CPR for the Professional Rescuer.  This course does not satisfy the Health requirement for graduation.

This course gives credit for the following CTE Pathways: Health Science

Prerequisite: Completion of Eng.10, 11 with a B average or better. ACT score of 19+ in English and Reading or (or a score of 20+ in English and 18+ in Reading, or 20+ in Reading and 18+ in English). 

 

Emphasizes academic inquiry and research in the humanities and social sciences. Explores issues from multiple perspectives. Teaches careful reasoning, argumentation, and rhetorical awareness of purpose, audience, and genre. Focuses on critically evaluating, effectively integrating, and properly documenting sources. In addition to major essay assignments, may include in-class writing and collaboration, an annotated bibliography, oral presentations, and portfolios.

Prerequisite: Completion of Eng.10, 11 with a B average or better. ACT score of 19+ in English and Reading or (or a score of 20+ in English and 18+ in Reading, or 20+ in Reading and 18+ in English). 

 

This is a dual-credit course: Students receive high school, senior-level Language Arts credit as well as Freshman Language Arts Credit at UVU. The course content will be a hybrid of AFHS’s AP Language Course and UVU’s English 1010. It addresses rhetorical knowledge and skills, focusing on critical reading, writing, and thinking; introduces writing for specific academic audiences and situations; emphasizes writing as a process through multiple drafts and revisions; and will include major essay assignments, writing and collaboration, research writing, and journaling. Although this is a college-level course, the student’s grade will be recorded on an official high school transcript. NOTE: UVU requires a grade of C- or better in this class for students intending to take English 2010/2020 at UVU.

 

UVU English 1010 requirements:

  • Have a 3.0 GPA in 10th and 11th grade English classes
  • Have an ACT score of 19+ in English and 19+ in Reading or have ACT scores of 20+ in English and 18+ in Reading or have 
  • ACT scores of 18+ in English and 20+ in Reading or you may substitute ACT scores with a UVU Accuplacer Reading and Sentence Skills Test

Course will enable students to implement decision-making skills they must apply and use to become wise and knowledgeable consumers, savers, investors, users of credit, money managers, citizens, and members of a global workforce and society.  Students will be taught and prepared to be prudent managers of financial resources, enabling them to achieve long and short term financial goals and security; demonstrate an understanding of personal financial planning and sound money management skills; actively participate in and understand management of personal savings and investments and accept responsibility for and understand personal and societal consequences of financial decisions.

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Japanese 3
Students will expand their vocabulary and kanji through a variety of activities.  Instruction and conversation will be mostly in Japanese.  Usage and application will be emphasized and advanced grammar principles will be taught.  Students will be encouraged to participate in the Utah Japan Bowl and Japanese National Exam for level 3.

This course may also be used for ALA English credit.

Japanese 4
Students will be exposed to a variety of materials where students will be able to gain an introduction to contemporary social, political, or educational issues; to the place of religion within Japanese society; or to traditional versus modern male and female gender roles.  Students will be able to learn more customary topics, such as traditional Japanese arts, customs, festivals, geography, and history at deeper and richer levels.  The demanding texts containing these rich sources of information require command of a significant number of kanji that will be covered throughout this course.  Students will be encouraged to participate in the Utah Japan Bowl to be able to compete in the Nationals in Washington DC. This class will prepare students to take the Advanced Placement Japanese test.  This course may also be used for ALA English credit.

Japanese 3
Students will expand their vocabulary and kanji through a variety of activities.  Instruction and conversation will be mostly in Japanese.  Usage and application will be emphasized and advanced grammar principles will be taught.  Students will be encouraged to participate in the Utah Japan Bowl and Japanese National Exam for level 3.

This course may also be used for ALA English credit.

Japanese 4
Students will be exposed to a variety of materials where students will be able to gain an introduction to contemporary social, political, or educational issues; to the place of religion within Japanese society; or to traditional versus modern male and female gender roles.  Students will be able to learn more customary topics, such as traditional Japanese arts, customs, festivals, geography, and history at deeper and richer levels.  The demanding texts containing these rich sources of information require command of a significant number of kanji that will be covered throughout this course.  Students will be encouraged to participate in the Utah Japan Bowl to be able to compete in the Nationals in Washington DC. This class will prepare students to take the Advanced Placement Japanese test.  This course may also be used for ALA English credit.

Japanese 3
Students will expand their vocabulary and kanji through a variety of activities.  Instruction and conversation will be mostly in Japanese.  Usage and application will be emphasized and advanced grammar principles will be taught.  Students will be encouraged to participate in the Utah Japan Bowl and Japanese National Exam for level 3.

This course may also be used for ALA English credit.

Japanese 4
Students will be exposed to a variety of materials where students will be able to gain an introduction to contemporary social, political, or educational issues; to the place of religion within Japanese society; or to traditional versus modern male and female gender roles.  Students will be able to learn more customary topics, such as traditional Japanese arts, customs, festivals, geography, and history at deeper and richer levels.  The demanding texts containing these rich sources of information require command of a significant number of kanji that will be covered throughout this course.  Students will be encouraged to participate in the Utah Japan Bowl to be able to compete in the Nationals in Washington DC. This class will prepare students to take the Advanced Placement Japanese test.  This course may also be used for ALA English credit.

Japanese 3
Students will expand their vocabulary and kanji through a variety of activities.  Instruction and conversation will be mostly in Japanese.  Usage and application will be emphasized and advanced grammar principles will be taught.  Students will be encouraged to participate in the Utah Japan Bowl and Japanese National Exam for level 3.

This course may also be used for ALA English credit.

Japanese 4
Students will be exposed to a variety of materials where students will be able to gain an introduction to contemporary social, political, or educational issues; to the place of religion within Japanese society; or to traditional versus modern male and female gender roles.  Students will be able to learn more customary topics, such as traditional Japanese arts, customs, festivals, geography, and history at deeper and richer levels.  The demanding texts containing these rich sources of information require command of a significant number of kanji that will be covered throughout this course.  Students will be encouraged to participate in the Utah Japan Bowl to be able to compete in the Nationals in Washington DC. This class will prepare students to take the Advanced Placement Japanese test.  This course may also be used for ALA English credit.

Japanese 3
Students will expand their vocabulary and kanji through a variety of activities.  Instruction and conversation will be mostly in Japanese.  Usage and application will be emphasized and advanced grammar principles will be taught.  Students will be encouraged to participate in the Utah Japan Bowl and Japanese National Exam for level 3.

This course may also be used for ALA English credit.

Japanese 4
Students will be exposed to a variety of materials where students will be able to gain an introduction to contemporary social, political, or educational issues; to the place of religion within Japanese society; or to traditional versus modern male and female gender roles.  Students will be able to learn more customary topics, such as traditional Japanese arts, customs, festivals, geography, and history at deeper and richer levels.  The demanding texts containing these rich sources of information require command of a significant number of kanji that will be covered throughout this course.  Students will be encouraged to participate in the Utah Japan Bowl to be able to compete in the Nationals in Washington DC. This class will prepare students to take the Advanced Placement Japanese test.  This course may also be used for ALA English credit.

The CompTIA Linux+ [Powered by LPI] certification is a vendor neutral credential. In order to receive CompTIA Linux+ certification, a candidate must pass two exams. The successful junior level Linux administrator should be able to:

  • Work at the Linux command line;
  • Perform easy maintenance tasks including assisting users, adding users to a larger system, executing backup and restore, shutdown and reboot;
  • Install and configure a workstation (including X) and connect it to a LAN, or a stand-alone PC via modem to the Internet.

The first exam is CompTIA Linux+ [Powered by LPI] exam number LX0-101. This exam measures a portion of the competencies required by a junior level Linux administrator. Concurrent Enrollment credit (IT 1510) is available. $5 per credit hour for CE. This course gives credit for the following CTE Pathways:  Cybersecurity

Must enroll in Concurrent Enrollment UVU

Must enroll in Concurrent Enrollment UVU

Students will gain a deep understanding of the fundamental concepts and relationships of functions. Students will expand their knowledge of quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions to include power, polynomial, rational, and piecewise. Students will investigate and explore mathematical ideas, and develop multiple strategies for analyzing complex situations. Students will analyze various representations of functions, sequences, and series. This course is designed to prepare students for Math 1050 CE.

To access the AP College-board,  AP Classroom, and AP testing, click on the links below.

Registering for AP Classes

Registration Information

To register for a AP Classes at American Fork High School you will need to put that course in your class schedule when you register for school. After you register for the class at AFHS, you will need to complete the following steps below.

 

  1. Explore the AP Courses Offered at AFHS located above.
  2. Talk to the teacher that teachers the AP Course you are interested in and your Counselor to add it to your schedule.
  3. Register for the AP Course on MyAP and pay the Exam Fee at the Financial Office by October 28th 2022. (You must enroll in the course and pay before the deadline to take the exam). The fee per AP Exam is $96.00. If paid past the deadline, there is an additional $40.00 per exam.

If you have a hard time registering for your AP Course on MyAP, please contact your AP Teacher or the AP Coordinator, Lindsey Cracroft for help. 

Financial Assistance for AP EXAM

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Financial Assistance

We believe that all students who have a desire and want to take an AP Class to earn college credit should be able to with out any financial concern. We have committed resources to support student exam participation for those that need it. 

Students who meet the ASD Fee Waiver eligibility requirements are eligible for free student exam participation.

If you do not meet the ASD Fee Waiver eligibility, but feel that you need financial support so your student can participate by taking the AP Exam, please fill out the form below.