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360 Colborne Street
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Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement® or AP® is a College Board® program designed to offer a rigorous collegiate-like course experience for high school students.

Students who score at the high-end on the AP® exams may be able to earn college credit at some colleges and universities.

SPPS offers over 20 different AP® courses in seven of the high schools across the district.

Click here for additional information on Advanced Placement® programs from the College Board®.

Fast facts about AP® Exams from the College Board®

  • In 2014, over 4.2 million exams were taken by more than 2.3 million students at over 19,000 high schools.   
  • The Advanced Placement Program® offers 36 courses in a wide variety of subject areas.
  • The majority of U.S. high schools currently participate in the AP Program.
  • Except for the three Studio Art exams, which are portfolio assessments, AP® Exams contain multiple-choice questions and a free-response section.
  • More than 3,600 colleges and universities annually receive AP® Exam scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying scores.

AP® Sites and Coordinators  

Central Senior High

  • Joleen Armstrong    
  • 651-744-4900

Como Park Senior High

  • Amelia (Milly) Feest    
  • 651-293-8800

Creative Arts

  • Eric Swan    
  • 651-292-3480


  • Jon Smith    
  • 651-293-8600

Johnson Senior High

  • Paul Schmitz    
  • 651-744-3617

Open World Learning Community

  • Rebecca Palmer    
  • 651-293-8670

Washington Technology

  • Benjamin Stock    
  • 651-293-8830