Advanced Placement at Niagara Falls High School
Niagara Falls High School is proud to offer 12 Advanced Placement (AP) courses. These courses are taught by College Board® certified teachers. Our rigorous AP program provides NFHS students the opportunity to study and learn at the college level. Our goal is to expose students to the rigor of college level course work and provide students with the skills they will need to be successful in college. Research shows that students who successfully complete AP course work and assessments will experience much greater success in college because they are prepared for the level at which college courses are taught.
Each spring, AP Students at Niagara Falls High School take College Board Advanced Placement exams for the course(s) for which they are enrolled. These $86 exams are funded by the Niagara Falls City School System as a way to demonstrate its commitment to the students the District serves. These college level assessments are created by and scored by college and university faculty as well as experienced AP Teachers. The exams are scored on a scale on 1 (lowest score) to 5 (highest score) with 3 considered “passing”.
Every summer, AP exam results are mailed to the homes of the students. Those who wish to share the score on a college or university application may do so by obtaining a score report from the College Board directly. A college or university may grant credit to the student which will allow the student to begin college with credits from the courses taken in high school!
We encourage our students to challenge themselves by exploring Advanced Placement course work at NFHS. To learn more about the benefits of taking Advanced Placement courses, go to www.collegeboard.com.
For more on taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses at Niagara Falls High School please contact:
Mrs. Cheryl Vilardo
Advanced Placement Administrator
Biology / Environmental Science (Alternate Yrs.)
Psychology (Virtual Class Only)
Spanish Language (Virtual Class Only)
Studio Art Drawing
US Government and Politics
Advanced Placement Pathway at NFHS
Accelerated Social Studies
Advanced Placement World History
11th and 12th Grade Course Offerings
Advanced Placement English Literature
Advanced Placement US History
Advanced Placement English Language
Advanced Placement Government and Politics
Advanced Placement Calculus
Advanced Placement Biology - Alternate Years with Environmental Science
Advanced Placement Chemistry
Advanced Placement Environmental Science - Alternate Years with Biology
Advanced Placement Psychology
Advanced Placement Spanish Language
Advanced Placement Studio Art
AP FACTS AND LINKS
Fast Facts About AP
- In 2008, 2.9 million exams were taken by nearly 1.7 million students at over 17,000 high schools.
- The majority of U.S. high schools currently participate in the AP Program.
- The AP Exam fee is $86. The Niagara Falls City School District pays for each student’s exam(s) as a way to demonstrate support for this worthwhile program.
- More than 3,600 colleges and universities annually receive AP Exam scores. Over 90% of four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying scores.
- Questions? Please contact Mrs. Cheryl Vilardo, Administrator, at 286-7994.
Link to information about the Advanced Placement Program at Collegeboard.com