Advanced Placement (AP) Programs

AP and Pre-AP courses are open to all students with the prerequisite coursework who wish to take on the additional challenge of advanced academics.   

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program

Barbers Hill ISD offers Advanced Placement courses to high school students who are ready to engage in college level course content and rigorous academics.  AP courses concentrate on providing students with rigorous college level academic instruction by a College Board authorized AP teacher while preparing students for the AP exam associated with the course and possibly qualifying for college credit.  AP students are expected to work at an accelerated pace and to engage in outside reading and independent learning.

The following AP courses are offered in Barbers Hill ISD:

  • 2-D Art and Design
  • 3-D Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science Principles
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • Human Geography
  • Macroeconomics
  • Physics C: Mechanics
  • Psychology
  • Research
  • Seminar
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • United States Government and Politics
  • United States History
  • World History

Parents and students may wish to visit the AP Credit and Placement College and University Search at www.collegeboard.com/ap/creditpolicy to review the AP policies at individual institutions. Each college and university determines their own policy; however, Texas public colleges and universities must provide credit for a score of 3 or higher on any exam.

AP Exam Fees

As a commitment to advanced academics, Barbers Hill ISD partially funds the cost of each AP exam for our students.  Currently, Barbers Hill ISD contributes $34 to cover the cost of each AP exam allowing our students to pay $60 instead of the $94 College Board price.  College Board sets the AP exam fees each school year and our district reevaluates our contribution annually.  Current AP exam pricing information is communicated to students in their AP courses. 

AP Eagle Waiver

Barbers Hill ISD issues the Eagle AP Waiver to students taking four or more AP exams in the same school year.  The Eagle AP Waiver eliminates the financial cost of the AP exam once students have completed the registration process and payments for their first three exams.  Beginning with the fourth registered AP exam and each additional AP exam, Barbers Hill ISD will fully cover the cost of the AP exams. This ensures that the most a family pays for AP exams in one school year is $180.  Students eligible for the Eagle AP Waiver will receive further information from the Academic Dean of Testing at the high school. 

AP Subsidies

Students eligible for free/reduced lunch are qualify for additional fee reductions on the AP exam. Please see the Academic Dean of Testing at the high school if you think you are eligible.