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Advanced Placement (AP) Program

North Hills High School offers 26 of the 34 available Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The AP Program is a nationally recognized, rigorous curriculum sponsored by the College Board. The program provides an opportunity for high school students to choose college-level courses and receive undergraduate college credits or advanced standing, if their AP Exam scores qualify.

More than 90 percent of colleges in the United States give credit or provide advanced standing to students whose AP Exam scores are within a specified range. AP students may be required to take the AP Exam in May. Students seeking to receive AP accreditation must take the exam.


  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Art History
  • AP Studio Art - Drawing
  • AP Studio Art - 2D Design
  • AP Studio Art - 3D Design
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Computer Science
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics 2
  • AP Physics C Electricity and Magnetism
  • AP Physics C Mechanics
Social Studies
  • AP World History
  • AP US History
  • AP European History
  • AP Government and Politics - United States
  • AP Government and Politics - Comparative*
  • AP Human Geography*
  • AP Psychology*
  • AP Macroeconomics*
  • AP Microeconomics*
World Language
  • AP Spanish Language*
* Courses offered using online learning only.
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North Hills School District
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Pittsburgh, PA 15229
Phone: 412-318-1000 Fax: 412-318-1084
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