Advanced Placement Examinations

The AP Program currently offers more than 30 courses across multiple subject areas. Each course is developed by a committee composed of college faculty and AP teachers, and covers the breadth of information, skills, and assignments found in the corresponding college course.

AP courses are taught by highly qualified high school teachers who use the AP Course Descriptions to guide them. The Course Description for each discipline outlines the course content, describes the curricular goals of the subject, and provides sample examination questions. While the Course Descriptions are a significant source of information about the course content on which the AP Exams will be based, AP teachers have the flexibility to determine how this content is presented. Published in the spring of the school year before the course will be taught, the Course Descriptions are available in this section of AP Central, accompanied by a course perspective written by an experienced AP teacher. These perspectives represent the personal viewpoints and teaching styles of their authors; however, we hope they will provide insight and inspiration for other educators.


The Advanced Placement Program® enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies — with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both — while still in high school. AP Exams are given each year in May. Students who earn a qualifying score on an AP Exam are typically eligible to receive college credit and/or placement into advanced courses in college. Every aspect of AP course and exam development is the result of collaboration between AP teachers and college faculty. They work together to develop AP courses and exams, set scoring standards, and score the exams. College faculty reviews every AP teacher’s course syllabus.

Program of Study

Core Courses
MAP 101 : An Introduction to AP Exams
MAP 201 : AP English Language and Composition
MAP 202 : AP English Literature and Composition
MAP 203 : AP History & Social Sciences
MAP 204 : AP Mathematics
MAP 205 : AP Computer Science
MAP 206 : AP Sciences
MAP 207 : AP Word Languages and Cultures
MAP 301 : AP Seminar

Standing Faculty

Daniel Hwang
Calculus AB/BC / Physics, Columbia University
Thomas Francis
Calculus AB, Cresskill High School
Sugene Aukim
Biology, Cresskill High School
Michelle Hicks
Chemistry, Cresskill High School
Robert Ortiz
History, Harvard University
Martin Springer
English, Northern Valley High School

Our academic approach include :

• personalized lessons
• experienced and inspiring instructors
• stress and time management skills
• testing ability and confidence building
• mentorship and genuine care

Preparing Every Student for College

Pre-AP is based on the following two important premises. The first is the expectation that all students can perform well at rigorous academic levels. This expectation should be reflected in curriculum and instruction throughout the school such that all students are consistently being challenged to expand their knowledge and skills to the next level.

The second important premise of Pre-AP is the belief that we can prepare every student for higher intellectual engagement by starting the development of skills and acquisition of knowledge as early as possible. Addressed effectively, the middle and high school years can provide a powerful opportunity to help all students acquire the knowledge, concepts, and skills needed to engage in a higher level of learning.

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