Advanced Placement (AP) Program

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.

AP courses offered at Metuchen High School

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 English Literature & Composition
AP Calculus AB AP Calculus AB/BC
AP Statistics AP Computer Science
AP Biology AP Chemistry
AP Physics 1 AP Physics 2
AP Environmental Science AP U.S. History Part 1
AP U.S. History Part 2 AP U.S. Government & Politics
AP Modern European History AP Studio Art
AP Music Theory AP Art History
AP Spanish Literature & Culture AP Spanish Language & Culture
AP Microeconomics AP Psychology
AP Comp Sci Principles

AP Course Information

Explore AP - find out more about the benefits of AP

The AP Program: Insight for Parents and Families

AP Testing

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.

AP Bulletin for Students and Parents

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.