Advanced Placement

Promoting academic excellence by developing college-level course curricula and assessments for high school students.

Advanced Placement offers comprehensive examinations in more than 30 subject areas that correspond to AP course descriptions. In addition to the attraction of the rigor and challenge of the curricula, the courses have also become popular because students often earn college credit for success in the examinations.

In addition, students are able to take exams in other areas even if Hopkins High School does not offer the corresponding AP course.

For more general information about the Advanced Placement Program, please contact John Sammler or Rick Rexroth at or

Smiling high school student looking at a laptop.

AP Courses

  1. AP Ceramics Portfolio
  2. AP Drawing and Painting
  3. AP Jewelry and Metal-Smithing
  4. AP English Language and Composition
  5. AP English Literature and Composition
  6. AP Calculus AB
  7. AP Calculus BC
  8. AP Statistics
  9. AP Biology
  10. AP Environmental Science
  11. AP Physics I
  12. AP Physics II
  13. AP U.S. History
  14. AP European History
  15. AP World History
  16. AP African American History
  17. AP US Government & Politics
  18. AP Comparative Government and Politics
  19. AP Macroeconomics
  20. AP Computer Science
  21. AP Psychology
  22. AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  23. AP Photography 

AP Drop Policy

Students will not be allowed to drop the following AP courses from their course requests after the June 1 audit deadline, or from their class schedule in the fall.

  • AP Statistics
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Government & Politics: US
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Government & Politics: Comparative

Students should carefully consider their academic choices when choosing to register for an AP course. After registration has closed, a student may drop only with permission from the AP Coordinator – the course name and an NC will appear on the student's transcript.

Questions? Please call a counselor at 952-988-4521.