The AP Program at Metuchen High School provides students an opportunity to increase the challenge of their program of studies, both in high school and in college. In addition to the intensified study of a given discipline, the AP Program includes the administration of College Board AP examinations in May of each year. Students who participate in the program, and take the examinations, are candidates for college credit and/or advanced placement earned in high school courses. More than 1,700 colleges currently participate in the AP Program. To reflect the rigorous nature of the AP courses, a +1.0 point grade differential is applied when calculating the weighted GPA.


In addition to the courses listed below, MHS also provides the opportunity for some students to take additional AP courses through our Virtual High School (VHS) program.

AP English Language & Composition

AP Calculus AB

AP Statistics

AP Biology

AP Physics 1

AP Environmental Science

AP U.S. History Part 2

AP Modern European History

AP Music Theory

AP Spanish Literature & Culture

AP Microeconomics

AP Comp Sci Principles

AP English Literature & Composition

AP Calculus AB/BC

AP Computer Science

AP Chemistry

AP Physics 2

AP U.S. History Part 1

AP U.S. Government & Politics

AP Studio Art

AP Art History

AP Spanish Language & Culture



Students at Metuchen High School who take AP courses are strongly encouraged to take the AP Exam to complete their AP experience and potentially earn college credit or placement benefits. Exams are taken at the high school in May. Scores are available electronically through the College Board in July.

The 2021-22 AP Bulletin for Students and Parents will be made available once it is published.

For more information, please see Mr. Scanlon's Website

Informing students about the exam:

  • Each year in late February, our AP Coordinator invites all AP students to an AP Exam Information Session.

  • AP Teachers are asked to remind students about the information meeting and the registration deadlines.

  • Daily reminders are announced and posted on monitors in the school to remind students to register.