Upper School

Advanced Placement

As rigorous preparation for post-secondary education, Advanced Placement (AP) courses form a part of the curriculum for most Upper School students. The benefits of taking an AP course during high school are many Indian Creek believes that every student who is willing to commit to the intellectual rigor should take an AP course. The School requires that every student who takes an AP course take the AP exam in the spring.

AP Facts

List of 6 items.

  • 22 AP Courses

    During the 2017-18 academic year, 22 AP courses are running, in a combination of on campus and online courses.
  • 3+ Courses Before Graduation

    On average, ICS students take over three AP courses before they graduate
  • 97%

    of ICS students in the Class of 2017 took at least one AP course
  • 46%

    of ICS students in grades 9-12 are enrolled in at least one AP course
  • 27%

    of ICS students who took an AP exam in 2016 scored a 4 or 5
  • 55%

    of ICS students who took an AP exam in 2016 scored a 3

AP Course Offerings

AP English Language & Composition
AP English Literature & Composition
AP Spanish Language & Culture
AP French Language & Culture
AP Art History
AP World History
AP European History
AP United States History
AP United States Government & Politics
AP Calculus (AB)
AP Calculus (BC)
AP Statistics *
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
AP Physics 2
AP Macroeconomics *
AP Microeconomics *
AP Psychology
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Computer Science A

* offered with our on-line curriculum
“I realized that AP classes really taught me how to become a student. I learned to write better papers, give better presentations, manage my time wisely, and study for exams. My AP credits gave me just enough of a boost that after my first semester, I had sophomore standing, which meant I got a variety of perks: I could park my car on campus as a freshman, I got to select my next year’s classes earlier than everyone else… Coming into college with credits allows for more exploration of other interests in college courses, and, though it is teaching to a test, the rigorous work in AP classes really does prepare students for college.”