Advanced Placement® and Dual-Credit Courses

Advanced Placement® courses are college-level courses taken at Covington Latin School. They offer a more demanding course load than traditional high school courses and may open a universe of knowledge that might be otherwise unexplored at the secondary level. Through AP® examinations, students have the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation's colleges and universities. Several of the Advanced Placement® courses offered are also dual-credit courses in which credit is granted at a sponsoring college based on a passing grade, regardless of AP® test results.

AP® exams of various subjects are administered in May on campus during the school day and students must register prior to the exam (additional information will be included in the monthly newsletter). In early May of Form III, a meeting will be held with students and parents to discuss their AP® options for Form IV.  Department Chairpersons will be present to explain the courses available in their particular disciplines.

Students taking AP® courses are not required to complete the examination and conversely, students with a strong command of a given subject area are not required to complete the AP® course in order to register for the subject's examination.  Questions on AP® coursework or testing should be directed to Ms. Couch. 

Each college has different standards for how the test grade is interpreted; these standards may vary based on the subject matter.  AP® Exam grades are reported on a 5-point scale as follows:


5  Extremely well qualified*
4  Well qualified*
3  Qualified*
2  Possibly qualified*
1  No recommendation**

*Qualified to receive college credit or advanced placement
**No recommendation to receive college credit or advanced placement

Covington Latin School offers the following AP® courses:

* Connotes this course is offered in Form III

** Connotes a dual-credit course in which credit is also granted at a sponsoring college based on a passing grade, regardless of AP® test results.  Students actually generate a transcript from the college, guaranteeing credit at those schools and likely to transfer to others.  (**¹connotes Thomas More College, **²connotes University of Cincinnati)