Advanced Placement


College-level Advance Placement (AP) courses allow students to go further with their high school education. In addition, students who take AP exams may earn college credit or advanced placement at many colleges and universities. Simley High School offers AP courses in the following areas:
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • European History
  • German
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • U.S. Government and Politics
  • U.S. History
Why YOU Should Attend Simley High School for Advanced Placement?
One of America's Top 5-Percent Schools
Newsweek magazine rated Simley High School as one of America's Top High Schools for the third consecutive year. Ranked by a system that compares the number of AP tests taken to that of graduating seniors, Simley was named one of the top 5-percent of public schools in the nation.

Dedicated Teachers
Teachers who volunteer to teach an AP course must go through rigorous summer training and stay current with the ever-changing college curriculum. This kind of commitment shows the dedication and enthusiasm that Simley teachers have for their students' academic success.

District-Wide Pre-Advanced Placement Strategies
As one of the most progressive school districts in Minnesota, Inver Grove Heights Community Schools is now in its sixth year of implementing Pre-Advanced Placement instructional strategies for all K-12 core areas. This program helps prepare all students, from kindergarten on up, for post-secondary education and the workforce. "The program being developed in Inver Grove Heights is one that the College Board may want to use as a model," says, Arch Bryant, College Board social studies trainer.

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