Advanced Placement Courses

Mr. Sean McNulty, AP Coordinator and Mass Insight Administrator

Contact:  508-997-4511 x20671

AP Courses, College Board, and NBHS:

The AP Program, through College Board, 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. 

At present, there are 20 AP courses offered at NBHS spanning each of the disciplines.  If a student is interested in taking an AP course not offered at New Bedford High School, they may take it through the Virtual High School program here at the school. All AP courses are taught by highly qualified high school teachers who use the AP Course Descriptions to guide them.   Each teacher at New Bedford High School has attended summer training courses offered by AP College Board at various universities and is highly qualified to teach their designated course. 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.

By making it through an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, you can save on college expenses. Currently more than 90 percent of colleges and universities across the country offer college credit, advanced placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores. These credits can potentially save students and their families thousands of dollars in college tuition and fees.

Interested students should talk to their guidance counselors.