Advanced Placement (AP)

Oakton High School AP Courses

AP Tests Spring 2024

Please visit our AP Testing page to learn more about how tests will be administered for students in May 2024. 


Summer Assignments

For summer 2023 we will continue in our tradition of not be assigning summer assignments in any of our classes.  As teachers develop their new lesson plans, they will incorporate components of these assignments into the school year. 

What is AP?

The Advanced Placement (AP) program provides rigorous academic college preparatory coursework in the major subject fields. Courses are offered in English, Social Studies, Science, Foreign Languages, Math, Performing Arts and Fine Arts. AP courses are open to highly motivated students, primarily in 11th and 12th grades; a few courses are open to underclassmen as well. The College Board recognizes recognizes a student who takes a minimum of five AP courses and scores at least a 3 on each AP exam with the designation of AP Scholar. AP courses are open to any student who is interested in academic rigor. AP courses are recognized for college credit by many universities in the United States and abroad. The College Board web site has more information about the AP Program.

Oakton High School currently offers the following AP Courses (more information about each course can be found on the College Board's website):

  • Arts (Fine and Performing):
    • AP 2-D Art and Design
    • AP 3-D Art and Design
    • AP Art History
    • AP Drawing
    • AP Music Theory
  • English:
    • AP English Language and Composition
    • AP English Literature and Composition
  • History and Social Sciences
    • AP Comparative Government and Politics
    • AP Human Geography 
    • AP Macroeconomics
    • AP Microeconomics
    • AP Psychology
    • AP United States Government and Politics
    • AP United States History
    • AP World History: Modern
  • Interdisciplinary: 
    • AP Research
    • AP Seminar
  • Math and Computer Sciences:
    • AP Calculus AB
    • AP Calculus BC
    • AP Computer Science A
    • AP Computer Science Principles
    • AP Precalculus
    • AP Statistics
  • Sciences:
    • AP Biology
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Environmental Science
    • AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
    • AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
    • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • World Languages:
    • AP Chinese Language and Culture
    • AP French Language and Culture
    • AP Latin
    • AP Spanish Language and Culture