AP opportunities at Hamilton High School
Advanced Placement (AP) courses offer a universal, college-level curriculum that is rigorous and intense. Students who take an AP course have the opportunity to take a standardized Advanced Placement exam in May. Students who score a three or above on these AP tests may qualify for college credit.
Hamilton High School offers AP courses in Calculus, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, US History, European History, Government and Politics, Macro Economics, Art, Computer Science, Language and Composition, and Literature and Composition. All AP classes, except for Environmental Science and Macro-Economics, meet all year long, earning one credit for each semester. Environmental Science will meet in the fall semester, and Macro-Economics will meet in in the spring semester.
Due to the coursework and time commitment of students involved in these classes, grades will be weighted in these courses. That means that an “A” in an AP course would be worth five points on a four point scale. A “B” would be worth four points, and so on. Students will not be permitted to drop an AP course once it is selected, except through administrative review. Therefore, students should consider their options for taking AP courses carefully.
Please see the attached flier for more information on the Advanced Placement courses offered at Hamilton High School. If you have any questions regarding these classes, please feel free to contact one of the following teachers or a school counselor.
- Chemistry—Andrew Lohr-Kougl
- Biology—Kim Leannais
- Physics—Tim Moeller
- U.S. History—Bob Pechanach
- European History—Nick Roth or Lori Hinytz
- Government and Politics—Eric Ebert
- Macroeconomics—Andy Bosley
- Language and Composition—Tom Deshotels
- Literature and Composition—Deb Figueroa
- Computer Science—Brenda Savic
- Art—Ellen Acuff
- Calculus—Steve Akin or Steve Wunschel
- Statistics—Penny Komatz
- Environmental Science—Toni-Lynn Wainio