Early Access to AP

Support your college readiness goals by offering AP courses earlier, and prepare your students for success in those courses by offering Pre-AP.

Ensuring students have early exposure to advanced learning is critical. Popular AP courses for early high school are:

Grade Level

Most Popular Courses

Grade 9

Grade 10

Additionally, making sure students are prepared for success in these courses is important.

In Pre-AP, students have frequent opportunities to engage deeply with texts, sources, and data, as well as compelling higher-order questions and problems. Across Pre-AP courses, students experience instructional practices and routines that help them develop the important critical thinking skills needed to succeed in AP.

Certain Pre-AP courses are back-mapped from AP and provide a uniquely powerful preparation for students wishing to pursue these courses.

Pre-AP Course AP Course Connections

Pre-AP English 1 & Pre-AP English 2

AP Seminar

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

Pre-AP World History & Geography

AP United States History

AP World History: Modern

AP European History

AP Human Geography

Pre-AP Biology

AP Biology

AP Environmental Science

Pre-AP Chemistry

AP Chemistry

AP Environmental Science

Pre-AP Algebra 1


AP Computer Science Principles 

AP Statistics 

AP Precalculus 

AP Calculus AB  

Pre-AP Geometry with Statistics

AP Precalculus 

AP Statistics

AP Calculus AB 

Pre-AP Algebra 2

AP Precalculus  

AP Calculus AB  

AP Statistics 

AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based 

AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based 

Pre-AP Visual Arts

AP Drawing

AP 2-D Art and Design

AP 3-D Art and Design

See the AP course and exam pages for more details on all AP courses, and understand more about how Pre-AP supports student success in AP. Consider Pre-AP Readiness Workshops to introduce the content, design, and pedagogy of the Pre-AP Program.