Advanced Placement Courses

Our AP courses provide opportunities for advanced specialized study and college credit.

  • In 1954, Baylor led the way as the first school in the South - and only one of 38 secondary schools - invited to participate in the new Advanced Placement (AP) program. Today, Baylor offers AP college level courses in 22 subjects.
  • On average, over 80 percent of Baylor students taking AP exams earn scores of 3 or higher (out of a possible 5), often making them eligible to receive college credit or waive required college courses in the subject covered by the AP exam. In 2004, Baylor students wrote 470 AP exams. Of that group, 352 qualified students to receive college credit.
  • Baylor now has sophomores taking AP chemistry, juniors taking AP calculus, AP English, AP languages, and AP sciences, and seniors choosing from the full slate of offerings.
  • Last year 130 of 165 seniors (79% of the class) took at least one AP exam ; 87 of 180 juniors (48% of the class) took at least one AP exam; and 14 of 169 sophomores (8% of the class) took AP chemistry.

AP Courses

Baylor currently offers the following AP courses:

English
English Literature
English Language

History
American History
European History
Human Geography

Fine Arts
AP 3-D
Art History
Studio Art

Math
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Statistics

Langauge
Spanish
Spanish Literature
French
German
Latin/Vergil
Latin/Catullus and Horace

Science
Physics
Environmental Science
Biology
Chemistry

Computer Science
Computer Science