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Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement Courses

Newport Harbor High School offers a wide range of college-level courses, both Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses.  Our IB Diploma Program students usually take several AP classes, and students who chose not to pursue the IB Diploma can choose from our AP and IB classes, all of which are open to all students who meet the pre-requisites.     

Why take college-level class in high school?  Enrolling in AP and IB classes and passing the exams may assist students in gaining admission to college, earning college credits, and taking more advanced courses sooner.  More importantly, taking these rigorous classes prepares students to succeed in college courses. 

Information about the IB Diploma Program

Information from the College Board about AP courses

Some courses are designated AP/IB. In these cases one year of the two-year course will be an AP class. Students will not be required to take the AP test upon completion of the AP class in the first year and the IB test at the end of the second year.

Testing Costs

There is no charge for taking an AP or IB course. However, there is a cost for each exam. 

Please contact the Counseling Office if financial assistance is needed.

AP Social Science Offerings

AP World History

AP European History

AP US History

AP American Government

AP Psychology

AP Math Offerings

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Computer Science

AP Science Offerings

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Environmental Science

AP Physics C: Mech

AP Physics c: E&M

AP English Offerings

AP English Language

AP World Language Offerings

AP Spanish Language

AP Visual and Performing Arts Offerings

AP Art History

AP Visual Arts