Advanced Placement (AP) 2017-12-04T16:34:41+00:00

Advanced Placement

Make the most of your high school experience and earn college credits with our Advanced Placement (AP) program at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics.

Advanced Placement courses are designed to be the equivalent of college-level work. Ninth- and 10th-graders can enroll in pre-AP courses, and 10th-graders also may enroll in a limited selection of regular AP courses. Eleventh- and 12th-grade students may choose from a full range of AP courses. Students who enroll in these classes should expect to engage in challenging work, independent research, critical thinking and readings and assignments outside of class.

Why take an AP class?

  • Studies have shown that students who take AP classes are better prepared for college than students who have not participated.
  • College admissions offices look favorably at students who have completed AP classes.

  • Students who successfully pass an AP test will receive college credit at most colleges and universities.

Pre-AP classes

  • Pre-AP English (Communications)
  • Pre-AP English (Composition)

AP classes

  • AP Calculus
  • AP Comparative Government
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Language and Composition
  • AP Literature and Composition
  • AP Studio Art 2D
  • AP U.S. History

Meet the staff

Angela Avery, teacher
Angela Avery
Math, AP Calculus
Jody Adams, teacher
Jody Adams
High School English, Literary Arts, Pre-AP English Composition and Communications
Abby Harris, teacher
Abby Harris
Photo/Visual Arts, AP Studio Art
Judy Goff, teacher
Judy Goff
Theatre/HS English, AP Literature and Composition
Leslie Jessen, teacher
Leslie Jessen
AP Human Geography/MS Humanities
Jon Lauderbaugh, teacher
Jon Lauderbaugh
MS English, Model UN, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition
Seth Olson, teacher
Seth Olson
Humanities/Theatre, AP U.S. History, AP Comparative Government
Jeri Swatosh, teacher
Jeri Swatosh
World Literature/Music/Theatre, AP Language and Composition
Crystal Zeller, teacher
Crystal Zeller
Visual Arts, AP Studio Art
Kelsey Hudson
Language arts, humanities, Pre-AP English Composition and Communications