Advanced Placement (AP) is a program administered by the College Board in which high schools offer college-level courses. Students enrolled in AP courses are tested on a national test day in May. Depending on her AP scores and the policies of the college she subsequently attends, a student may earn college credit and/or gain early access to upper-level college classes. The exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5, with the grade of 5 receiving the rating of “extremely well qualified.” Generally, a score of 3 or above is necessary to earn college credit.
Holy Names Academy is strongly committed to offering its students access to AP courses and national testing in a wide range of subjects. All students enrolled in an AP class at Holy Names Academy are required to take the corresponding AP exam.
Holy Names Academy offers an extensive selection of Advanced Placement courses, currently including:
Art History Biology Calculus AB Calculus BC Computer Science A English Language English Literature Environmental Science French Language
Physics 2 Psychology Spanish Language Statistics Studio Art U.S. Government and Politics U.S. History World History
In May 2019, 923 AP exams in 16 subjects were proctored to 441 candidates at Holy Names Academy.
89% of the Class of 2019 earned a superior grade of 3 or higher on one or more AP exams during their time at HNA.
In 2019, the College Board awarded a record 239 AP Scholar designations to 214 HNA students. 79.1% of seniors won AP Scholar recognition.