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> Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors Classes

William Penn High School is proud to offer the largest number of Advanced Placement courses.

The AP curriculum, administered by The College Board, consists of standardized high school courses that are roughly equivalent to undergraduate college courses. After completing an AP class, students typically take the AP exam in that subject, which can earn them college credits and accelerated placement in college.  AP Exams are usually administered during the first two weeks of May.

honors and advanced placement
  • AP English Language
  • AP English Literature
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Biology
  • AP Physics
  • AP Physics II
  • AP Physics C (Mechanics)
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP World History
  • AP US History
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Spanish
  • AP French
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Studio Art

Online Courses:

  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP US Government and Politics

Did you know that William Penn also offers College Courses?

Contact Sarah Cuje, Distance Learning Coordinator for more information!

Honors /AP Programs

William Penn High School offers an HONORS PROGRAM which includes taking various AP Classes for selected students, recommended by their teachers & school counselors. This program is specific to the core classes (English, Math, Science, and Social Studies) regardless of their degree program. It is recommended (but not mandatory) that this program begins in the 9th grade and comes with a recommendation from the 8th-grade teachers. 

Suggested Programs of Study

honors and advanced placement at William Penn High SChool

9th Grade

  • Honors English I
  •  Integrated Math II
  • Honors Biology or Honors Science I
  • AP Human Geography

10th Grade

  • Honors English II
  • Integrated Math III
  • Honors or AP Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
  • Honors or AP Economics

11th Grade

  • AP English Composition
  • Honors or AP Calculus AB
  • Honors Science (Chemistry, AP Physics I or II, • AP Environmental Science)
  • Honors or AP US History

12th Grade

  • AP English Literature
  • AP Calculus BC or AP Statistics
  • AP Science Course
  • Honors or AP World History