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Advanced Placement

Del Oro's Advanced Placement Program

Del Oro is proud to offer the challenge and rigor of 15 AP courses. Our hope is that the diverse AP classes offered to our sophomores, juniors and seniors will appeal to a wide range of students. AP classes are high school classes taught at a college level which allow students to develop content mastery and critical thinking skills that are expected in college. Taught by our highly motivated faculty members, Del Oro AP courses are comprised of students who value a rigorous educational environment.  AP classes will not only help students prepare to be successful in college, but they may also provide students with college credit if passing AP exam scores are earned at the end of the spring term.  Research shows that students who successfully complete AP courses in high school are more likely to complete their bachelor’s degrees in four years.  Taking AP courses is also looked upon favorably by colleges when making student admission decisions. 

For more information about AP classes offered at Del Oro, visit the subject area's departmental website to review an instructor’s course syllabus, or refer to the class description in the Del Oro Course Catalog. Visit for detailed information about each of the 38 AP courses and exams, including course and exam descriptions, sample free-response questions and scoring guidelines, study skills, exam tips, and more.

2016-2017 AP Courses at Del Oro

  • Biology with Mr. Jake Hardey
  • Environmental Science with Mrs. Katherine Cantrell
  • Physics 1 & 2 with Mr. Bill Kurnett
  • Chemistry with Mrs. Anna Luci
  • Psychology with Mrs. Jennifer Evans 
  • Calculus AB / BC with Mrs. Debbie Jeffreys and Mr. Robert Beltrami
  • English Literature and Composition (Grade 12) with Mrs. Connie Somers
  • English Language and Composition (Grade 11) with Mrs. Joy Donny
  • Statistics with Mrs. Ardella Koester
  • US History with Mrs. Rebecca Dunkel
  • European History with Mr. Jamie Mathias and Ms. Jessie Weinberger
  • US Government and Politics with Mrs. Katie Rinderle
  • Studio Art with Mr. Rory Somers 
  • Art History with Mrs. Maria Sylvester

AP Schedule and Announcements