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.
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.
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 Wednesday, February 1st – Wednesday, February 15th. The drawing studios are open Monday through Friday, 7:45am-4:00pm in Rooms F271 & 275 (on top floor of Fine Arts Building).
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 Thursday, April 6th – Tuesday, April 25th, 7:45am – 4:00pm, Rm.F271. 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.
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 February 15th for department review. Appointments for review can be scheduled through the Art Department by Wednesday, February 22nd.
AP Art Placement Drawing Sessions are scheduled in the FAC, Wednesday, February 1st – Wednesday, February 15th. Drawing studios are open Monday through Friday, 7:45am-4:00pm in Rooms F271 & 275 (Art Studios on top floor of Fine Arts Building).
Submit Admission Essays to Mr. Rodi no later than Wednesday, February 22nd.
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.
CS604 AP Computer Science in JAVA
Students must have either taken Intro to Programming (CS140) in the 9th or Intro to Java (CS344) in the 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.
EN605 AP English Language and Composition (junior year)
Sophomores interested in applying for this junior year AP English Language course must submit an application form to the Department Chairperson, along with a graded writing sample from your current English class. Staple the documents together.
The application 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. All applications are read and scored. We will evaluate your application, your writing sample, 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 Literature course must submit an application form to the Department Chairperson, along with a graded writing sample from your current English class. Staple the documents together.
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. All applications are read and scored. We will evaluate your application, your writing sample, and discuss your performance with your current and previous English teachers and with the guidance department.
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 Mr. Bennett for a brief interview, to learn more about the class, and to submit a writing sample. The writing sample is to be submitted before February 20.
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.
FR602 AP French Language
GE602 AP German Language
IT602 AP Italian Language
SP602 AP Spanish Language
- In order to enter an AP Language Level course, a student must be coming from the level III or level IV.
- The student must maintain a 90% GPA minimum in present language class or permission from present language teacher.
- Student must complete the AP Application in a timely manner and return it to Ms. Serrano, the Modern Language Department Chairperson.
- Student must report to the Language Tutoring Center during a scheduled M-Block in order to complete a short proficiency exam.
- The proctor in the Language Tutoring Center must collect your test.
- Student must approach present language teacher for a recommendation letter.
- Student must schedule a formal interview with the AP Teacher.
SP606 AP Spanish Literature
- In order to enter an AP Literature Level course, a student must be coming from AP Language course. No further action required.
- All guidelines fulfilled in AP Language course.
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.
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.
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