Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) classes are part of a nationally recognized program designed to offer college-level courses to high school students. TAG believes that this challenging curriculum offers considerable benefits for talented and gifted students. As such, TAG offers a wide variety of AP classes and encourages students to make the most of the opportunities that AP classes afford them.

Benefits of taking AP courses include the following:

  • Standing out in the college admissions process.  Selective colleges look for AP classes on a student’s transcript as an indicator of the desire and the ability to succeed in college-level courses.
  • Earning college credits.  Nearly all colleges offer course credit to students who score well on their AP exams.  With a sufficient number of course credits, students can graduate from college a semester or even a year early, saving considerable amounts on the cost of tuition.
  • Skipping introductory classes at college. By placing out of required college courses, students can move into upper-level classes sooner, allowing them to take more elective classes or to major in multiple subjects.

TAG offers 29 AP courses. TAG students typically complete 15 – 24 AP courses during their four years at TAG.

If you have further questions about the AP program, you can visit the College Board website.

AP classes available to TAG students include the following:

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science AB
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language
  • French Literature
  • German
  • Human Geography
  • Latin
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Music Theory
  • Physics C – Mechanics and E & M
  • Physics I & II
  • Psychology (semester)
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art 2D
  • Studio Art 3D
  • U.S. Government and Politics
  • U.S. History
  • World History