Kennebunk High School offers students a chance to take college level courses and potentially earn college credit while in high school. One of the ways is through the Advanced Placement program, in partnership with the College Board.
Currently, KHS offers AP courses in Art, Computer Science, English Literature, English Language and Composition, Calculus (Levels AB and BC), U.S. History, European History, US Government, Comparative Governments, Chemistry, and Statistics. Qualified students may access other AP courses via the Virtual High School program. (For more information, see Mrs. Keezer.) These courses reflect the rigor and pace of college courses and are designed to prepare students for the nationally recognized Advanced Placement exams, which are created by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and administered here in May. In addition, students pursuing advanced studies in Art History or Foreign Language, for example, may wish to prepare for the AP tests by working with their teachers, the teachers of the gifted/talented, and/or by accessing test preparation materials in the KHS library or from the website of the College Board.
Students who score well on the AP Exam may be eligible for college credit (a tuition savings) and/or advanced standing in that subject area when they go on to college. Information about the program and test registration and fees is available from Ms. Martha Foley, KHS AP Coordinator.