Advanced Placement at Poway High

Poway High offers a wide variety of Advanced Placement courses. As outlined by the College Board, Advanced Placement courses offer students the opportunity to take a college-level course in a high-school setting. All AP courses at Poway have been certified and audited by the College Board, and are current in their requirements and preparation.
The rigor of AP courses provides students with a setting that will prepare them for future college courses. In addition, students who score sufficiently high on the AP Exams can earn college credits for their efforts. Last year (2017-18 AP Results) 667 Poway students took exams and 80% of those exams were passed with a 3 or better.
Students interested in enrolling in an AP course should speak to their grade-level counselor and current subject area teacher for more information. While Poway High follows the College Board's open access and equity policy, several courses involve summer coursework to prepare for the class. Information about this coursework is given during registration in the spring trimester.


AP  Registration Information




2019 AP Exam Information

Questions about Advanced Placement

  • Questions about taking Advanced Placement courses can be directed to your counselor.
  • AP Course Time Commitment Calculator - These charts will help calculate the time commitment you are signing up for when signing up for multiple AP courses.
  • AP Course FAQs Frequently asked questions and answers regarding AP Courses at PHS.
  • AP Course Progression - AP course progression and recommendations for success in AP courses.

Advanced Placement Courses and Instructors for 2018-2019

  AP COURSE      Current Teacher
AP Biology 3-4 Chrispeels, Arno
AP Calculus AB 1-2 Adam, Michelle
AP Calculus BC 1-2 Zeis, Kyle
AP Chemistry 3-4 Manly, Tony
AP Computer Science Principles 1-2 Pike, Melissa
AP English Language 1-2 (APEL) -11th grade McMillan, Katie
Rangel, Erica
AP English Literature 1-2 - 12th grade Graber, John
AP Environmental Science 1-2 Van Pelt, Sharla
AP European History 1-2 - 10th grade  Talley, Robert
AP French Language 7-8 Dugo, Milena
AP German Language 7-8 Von Ehrenstein-Smith, Marion
AP Government & Politics 1-2 -12th grade Lewis, Curtis
Waasted, Jacob
AP Human Geography 1-2 McKee, Jordan
AP Physics C:Mech 1-2 Casey-O'Brien, Lisa
AP Psychology 1-2 Ambort, Breezy
Coats, Scott
Pratt, Emily
AP Spanish Language 1-2 Tovar, Julie
AP Statistics 1-2 Sebastian, Susan
AP Studio Art: 2D 1-2 (Photography) Jaffe, Aaron
AP Studio Art: 3D 1-2 (Ceramics) Parr, Todd
AP Studio Art: Drawing 1-2 Hensey, Heidi
AP U.S. History 1-2 (APUSH) -11th grade Cook, Daniel
Lewis, Curtis
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