Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program provides students with the opportunity to pursue college level studies while still in high school and to receive advanced placement and/or credit when entering college. Qualified, academically oriented students in eleventh and twelfth grades are eligible to participate in Advanced Placement Courses.

  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Calculus
  • AP European History
  • AP English Language & Composition
  • AP English Literature & Composition
  • AP Psychology
  • AP United States History
  • AP Music Theory 
  • AP Computer Science Principles 
  • AP Biology 
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Pre-Calculus
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP African-American Studies

Students are highly recommended to take an AP exam for each AP class in which they are enrolled. The exams are administered at T.F. South in May, and  registration information is distributed to the students in their AP classes.  Please visit the College Board website for additional information.

Please note that college credit is only possible if you take the AP exam.

AP exams are reported on the following 5 point scale:

5 - Extremely well qualified
4 - Well qualified
3 - Qualified
2 - Possibly Qualified
1 - No recommendation

Every university has their own standards for awarding college credit.  A score of 3 may be awarded credit at "University A," but not awarded credit at "University B."  Please contact the university to which you are applying for qualifying scores. 

Thornton Fractional District is proud to offer the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy to qualifying students who demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English and Spanish.   Read the full letter here for complete details.