The Advanced Placement Program at Morris Hills Regional District
The Morris Hills Regional District offers 27 Advanced Placement (AP) courses in a variety of content areas. AP courses are college-level courses taken by high school students. AP course content is determined and certified by the College Board (the makers of the SAT). Students can sit for the AP exam in May in order to earn college credit for the course. Eligibility for college credit is based on exam results and the credit policies at individual colleges and universities. Because teachers have to deliver the AP curriculum by the end of April in preparation for the May exam, AP courses move at a faster pace than honors courses, and a significant amount of work is done independently by the students outside of class time. Due to the intense nature of the workload, an AP course requires extensive analytical skills, expert time management skills, and a passion for learning. Student interested in taking AP courses should take honors courses in those academic areas as freshmen and sophomores. AP courses are weighted and often have a summer assignment associated with them. Most AP courses are available only to juniors and seniors, although a few are open to freshmen and sophomores. The district encourages all motivated students to consider taking one or more AP courses while in high school.
Please find below some additional resources about the AP Program from the College Board:
If you have any questions about AP courses at Morris Hills or Morris Knolls, please contact your guidance counselor.
Beginning in September 2016, every AP student will have access to online practice questions to prepare for the test. See your AP teacher for details and a free Albert account.