Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement

Delbarton School offers 26 Advanced Placement courses for students in grades 10 to 12. The AP program, administered by the College Board, enables students to take college-level courses and receive advanced placement, course credit, or both, in college on the basis of their performance on rigorous AP examinations taken in May.

Not only does Advanced Placement prepare students for college-level work and build their self-confidence for college, it also improves their chances of admission to a competitive college, and increases the likelihood that they will graduate from college in four years. Grades in an AP course are weighted in determining students’ Grade Point Averages (GPA) at Delbarton.

For further information about the Advanced Placement Program, you may visit the official AP central website, or contact Fr. Michael Tidd, OSB, AP Coordinator, at michael@delbarton.org

AP Courses

Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Computer Science
English Language & Composition
English Literature
European History
French Language & Culture
German Language & Culture
Latin
Macroeconomics

Music Theory
Physics 1: Algebra-Based
Physics 2: Algebra-Based
Physics C (Mechanics)
Physics C (Electricity & Magnetism)
Psychology
Spanish Language & Culture
Spanish Literature
Statistics
Studio Art (2D & 3D Design, Drawing)
United States Government & Politics
United States History
World History

AP Courses - Student Responsibilities

Admission to AP courses at Delbarton is selective. The philosophy regarding AP placement is that a student will be placed wherever he will be most successful. AP placement decisions rest with the department chairperson and the AP teacher. Therefore, electing to enroll in an AP course is not a guarantee that placement will be offered.

Each AP course has its own specific requirements and criteria for admission. Following are descriptions by department and course of what students must do in order to gain admission to an AP course.


ART

AR401 Studio Art (prerequisite to AR602)

Sophomores who have completed fall and winter term Art Class
Students will submit their sketchbook and artwork produced during the term in addition to their drawing produced during AP Art Placement Drawing Session. The drawing sessions are scheduled for Monday, February 22nd – Friday, March 4th. The drawing studios are open Monday through Friday,

7:45am-4:30pm in Rooms F271 & 275 (on top floor of Fine Arts Building).

Sophomores
who will study Art spring term will have the opportunity to participate in a separate drawing session. The Spring AP Art Placement Drawing Session is scheduled for Monday, April 4th – Friday, April 15th, 7:45am – 4:30pm, Rm.F275. These students will submit their sketchbook and artwork produced during the term along with their entrance drawing. Details for these sessions can be found in daily announcements at that time.

Juniors
After requesting this course, no further action is required of the student. This is an elective course for Seniors.

AR602 AP Studio Art

Juniors presently enrolled in AR401 Studio Art Course
Students are to submit portfolio w/ sketchbook & required entrance drawing to the Art Department Faculty by March 11th for department review. Appointments for review can be scheduled through the Art Department by March 4th.

AP Art Placement Drawing Sessions are scheduled in the FAC Monday, February 22nd – Friday, March 4th. Drawing studios are open Monday through Friday, 7:45am-4:00pm in Rooms F271 & 275 (Art Studios on top floor of Fine Arts Building).

AR606 AP Art History
Students are to submit a short application essay to the Art Department, details of which can be viewed by clicking here or by contacting Mr. Dom Rodi at: drodi@delbarton.org

Submit Admission Essays to Mr. Rodi no later than February 23rd.


CLASSICS

LT602 AP Latin
Students who apply for Advanced Latin must schedule an interview with either the AP teacher or the Classics Department Chair before being admitted into the course.


COMPUTER SCIENCE

CS604 AP Computer Science in JAVA
Students must have taken Intro to Java (CS344/CS223) in either 9th or preferably 11th grade. Exceptions may be made for students who have completed a comparable course in Java or some other programming language. Students should see Mr. Martin or Mrs. Steen for more information.


ENGLISH

EN605 AP English Language and Composition (junior year)

Sophomores interested in applying for this junior year AP English course must submit an application form to the Department Chairperson - The form can be downloaded here or can be found in a folder outside the English office starting at the beginning of February. The form must be returned to the Department Chair’s mailbox by February 8. On the form, the student will complete two tasks: 1.) describe one book you studied in class and what you learned from it that benefited you and 2.) describe one book that you read on your own and what you enjoyed about it. All applications are read and scored. We will evaluate your application and discuss your performance with your current and previous English teachers and with the guidance department.

EN602 AP English Literature and Composition (senior year)
Juniors interested in applying for this senior year AP English course must submit an application form to the Department Chairperson - The form can be downloaded here or can be found in a folder outside the English office starting at the beginning of February. The form must be returned to the Department Chair’s mailbox by February 8. On the form, the student will complete two tasks: 1.) describe one book you studied in class and what you learned from it that benefited you and 2.) describe one book that you read on your own and what you enjoyed about it. All applications are read and scored. We will evaluate your application and discuss your performance with your current and previous English teachers and with the guidance department.


HISTORY

HS602 AP European History
Students submit to the History Department a graded writing sample from their current History class. The sample should be one of their essays or research papers and not a test essay or in-class assignment.

HS604 AP World History
Students submit to the instructor (currently Fr. Michael Tidd) an essay from their current History course that shows the essay’s grade and their teacher’s comments. Students’ current History instructors will be asked to recommend all applicants. If needed, students may then be asked to schedule a meeting with Fr. Michael to discuss their candidacy for the course.

HS606 AP American History
Students submit to the History Department an essay from their European History class that shows teacher’s comments and the grade.

HS609 AP US Government and Politics
Students interested in taking AP Government and Politics should see the teacher (currently Mr. Gentine) for a brief interview, to learn more about the class, and to pick up two teacher recommendation forms. The form can also be found here. Forms are to be submitted before March 1.

HS610 AP Macro Economics
Write a personal essay detailing your interest in the course and deliver your work to Mr. Brady before February 22. Details can be found here. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Brady.


LANGUAGES

FR602 AP French Language Students:
Submit an application form to the Department Chairperson – The form can be downloaded here or can be found in a folder outside the Language Office starting February 2nd.

Interview in French – Students need to schedule an interview with the AP French teacher after February 2nd.

GE602 AP German Language
After requesting this course, no further action is required of the student

IT602 AP Italian Language
Submit an application form to the Department Chairperson – The form can be downloaded here or can be found in a folder outside the Language Office starting February 2nd.

Interview in Italian – Students need to schedule an interview with the AP Italian teacher after February 2nd.

SP602 AP Spanish Language
Submit an application form to the Department Chairperson – The form can be downloaded here or can be found in a folder outside the Language office starting February 2nd.

Interview in Spanish – Students need to schedule an interview with the AP Spanish Language teacher after February 2nd.

SP606 AP Spanish Literature
After requesting this course, no further action is required of the student.


MATH

MA602 AP Calculus AB

MA606 AP Calculus BC & Multi

MA604 AP Statistics

After requesting any one of these courses, no further action is required of the student.


MUSIC

MU606 AP Music Theory
Prerequisite - Juniors must be enrolled in Intro to Music Theory (MU306) with a minimum A- average. If a student is not enrolled in Music Theory (MU306) they must meet with the music department chair to prove equivalent coursework has been completed.


SCIENCE

PH603 AP Physics 1
After requesting this course, students complete a placement test. The placement test administration schedule will be published in the Daily Announcements after the course registration process begins.

BL602 AP Biology CH602 AP Chemistry PH607 AP Physics C

PS601 – AP Psychology
Students are required to schedule a meeting with Mr. Cimino to discuss student interest and candidacy. Submit an application form to the Department Chairperson – The form can be downloaded here or can be found in a folder outside the Language Office starting February 2nd.

Submit a writing sample – Writing sample will be completed in the French Tutoring Center T333 during M Block any day after February 2nd .

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