Assumption offers more Advanced Placement (AP) courses than any other girls’ school in Louisville. In addition, Assumption is the only all-girls school with the opportunity to take AP courses beginning freshman year. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are a program run by the national College Board offering college-level curricula and examinations to high school students with the opportunity to earn college credit. AP courses are open to students in all levels at Assumption with teacher approval. Many of Assumption's faculty are consistently selected by the College Board to review and grade national AP exams each summer. This prestigious opportunity gives Assumption's AP faculty first hand knowledge to teach Assumption students what they need to know to succeed on their AP exams.
Government & Politics
Principles of Computer Science
Studio Art: 3-D Design
Studio Art: 2-D Design
Studio Art: Drawing
Why take an AP class?
Be challenged. Advanced Placement classes are rigorous and demanding, offering an intellectual stimulation that students won’t get in regular high school courses.
Improve college admissions chances. AP classes will raise the “wow” factor of a student’s high school record. If a student does well in an AP class, it’s a signal to admissions counselors that he or she is ready for the pressures of college study.
Arrive at college better prepared. AP classes sharpen students’ writing skills, teach them how to think critically, and improve their problem-solving abilities. AP students learn to navigate the academic expectations they’ll encounter in college courses.
Earn college credit. AP exams are scored on a scale of 1 (lowest) through 5 (highest). If a student earns a 3 or higher, he or she can receive course credits, advanced placement, or both upon arriving at college. AP policies vary from school to school, but the majority of colleges in the U.S. (as well as colleges and universities in 40 other countries) grant credit and/or accelerated placement for AP exams.
Win scholarships. AP courses and exam scores help students qualify for scholarships. According to The College Board, 31 percent of colleges and universities look at AP experience when making scholarship decisions.
Save money. Students with AP experience and credits are more likely to graduate from college in four years. Extra semesters (or years) at college can put a heavy financial burden on families.