Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement Program

Delbarton School offers 26 Advanced Placement (AP) 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 and/or course credit in college on the basis of their performance on the culminating AP examinations administered each May.

AP courses prepare students for college-level work and build their self-confidence for college. AP courses also improve students’ 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 at Delbarton are weighted in determining students’ Grade Point Averages (GPA).

For further information about the Advanced Placement Program at Delbarton, you may visit the official AP central website, or contact Christopher Cocozello, AP Coordinator, at ccocozello@delbarton.org.

For a complete list of all Advanced Placement courses including descriptions, please refer to the Program of Studies.

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 are made by the department chairperson and the AP teacher. Therefore, requesting an AP course is not a guarantee that a student will be placed in a given AP course.

Each AP course has its own specific admission criteria, which are detailed below.

ART

AR 401 Studio Art (prerequisite to AR 602)

Sophomores who have completed a fall and winter term Art Class
Students will submit their sketchbook and artwork produced during the term to the Art Department by February 25th.  Additional artwork is welcome.

Sophomores who will study Art in their spring term will submit their sketchbook and artwork produced during the term to the Art Department by April 25th.  Additional artwork produced is welcome.

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

AR 602 AP Studio Art

Juniors presently enrolled in AR 401 Studio Art Course
Students are to submit portfolio w/ sketchbook to the Art Department Faculty by February 25th for department review. Appointments for review should be scheduled through the Art Department by Friday, February 22nd.

AR 606 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 Thursday, February 28th.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

C604 AP Computer Science A
Students must have either taken Intro to Programming (CS 140) in the 9th or Intro to Java (CS 344) 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 the Department Chairperson for more information.

ENGLISH

EN 605 AP English Language and Composition 

Freshmen and sophomores interested in applying for AP English Language and Composition must submit an application form to the Department Chairperson, along with a graded writing sample from your current English class. Staple all documents together.

The application form can be downloaded here or can be found in a folder outside the English Dept. office starting at the beginning of February. The form must be printed, completed by hand, and returned to the Department Chairperson’s mailbox by February 11th. All applications are read and scored by English Dept. faculty. We will evaluate your application, your writing sample, and discuss your performance with your current and previous English teachers and with the Guidance Department.

EN 602 AP English Literature and Composition 

Sophomores and juniors interested in applying for AP English Literature must submit an application form to the Department Chairperson, along with a graded writing sample from your current English class. Staple all 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 printed, completed by hand, and returned to the Department Chairperson’s mailbox by February 11th. All applications are read and scored by English Dept. faculty. We will evaluate your application, your writing sample, and discuss your performance with your current and previous English teachers and with the guidance department.

HISTORY

HS 602 AP European History
Seniors submit to the History Department Chairperson 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.

HS 604 AP World History
Students submit to the History Department an essay from their current History course that shows the essay’s grade and the teacher’s comments. Students’ current History instructors will be asked to recommend all applicants.

HS 606 AP United States History
Students submit to the History Department an essay from their World History II class that shows the teacher’s comments and the grade. In consultation with the Dept. Chairperson and Guidance, course instructors will use the essay, student history term/course grades, teacher recommendations, and standardized test scores to evaluate applicants’ potential for success in the course.

HS 609 AP US Government and Politics
Students interested in taking AP US Government and Politics should see the instructor 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.

HS 610 AP Macroeconomics
Write a personal essay detailing your interest in the course and deliver your work to the instructor before February 23rd. Details can be found here. If you have any questions, please see the instructor.

WORLD LANGUAGES

FR 602 AP French Language

GE 602 AP German Language

IT 602 AP Italian Language

LA 602 AP Latin

SP 602 AP Spanish Language

In order to enter an AP Language course, a student must be coming from the level III or level IV.

  • The student must maintain a 93%/A minimum grade in present language class or permission from present language teacher.
  • Student must complete the AP Application in a timely manner and return it to the 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 appropriate AP teacher.

SP 606 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.

MATH

MA 602 AP Calculus AB
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.

MA 606 AP Calculus BC

MA 604 AP Statistics

After requesting AP Calculus BC or AP Statistics, no further action is required of the student.

MUSIC

MU 606 AP Music Theory
Juniors must be enrolled in Intro to Music Theory (MU 306) with a minimum A- average. If a student is not enrolled in Music Theory (MU 306) they must meet with the Music Department Chair to prove equivalent coursework has been completed.

SCIENCE

PH 603 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.

BL 602 AP Biology
After requesting this course, no further action is required of the student.

CH 602 AP Chemistry
After requesting this course, no further action is required of the student.

PH 607 AP Physics C
After requesting this course, no further action is required of the student.

PS 601 AP Psychology
Students must schedule an interview with the instructor. In addition, students will be required to complete a paper that will be explained and assigned at the interview. The assignment will be due on Tuesday, February 19th.