Academic Rigor


At UAM this year, all students are automatically enrolled in a selection of AP (Advanced Placement) courses because we believe that all students deserve to participate in rigorous courses that will prepare them for college and career.

Taking the AP Exam at the end of your course will be optional. At the end of Semester 1, you will choose either the testing or non-testing track.

Testing track: You will take the AP Exam for your course in May. You will be required to engage in additional support from your teachers and independent study to cover test material that may not be covered in class. You will be supported in this through AP Lab courses during Semester 2.

Non-testing track: You will be required to demonstrate your mastery of course content and skills through a Performance Task assigned in May. You will be expected to meet all course requirements.

  • Stand out in the college admissions process. Colleges want to see that you’re taking the most rigorous courses available at your school.

  • Start developing college level skills before college and increase your chances of graduating college on time.

  • Earn college credit without the price tag (if you sit for the exam).

  • Boost your GPA (AP courses are scaled)

  • Develop your growth mindset by challenging yourself!

  • We recognize that AP courses are often perceived as “only for the students who get good grades” or “too hard and stressful.” However, your AP teachers have designed these courses, and lots of varied data affirms that *all* students benefit from AP courses. To succeed, you need only be curious, interested in growing, willing to work hard, able to ask for and receive help, and desirous of the best possible future--things we expect of all UAM students. 

9th Grade Students:

Welcome to UAM AP Scholars!   This year you will be enrolled in AP Human Geography (just one of seven AP courses currently offered at UAM).   

Your College Board account info will be shared with you in the coming days. This account will follow you through your years at UAM as your navigate the college process and to benefit from the many resources available on AP Classroom.   More to follow! 

10th,11th & 12th Grade AP Students: 

Your College Board account information is very important.  

Please verify your CB account information by completing this form.  

You will need this information to navigate the college process and to benefit from the many resources available on AP Classroom.