Required Curriculum & Resources
Decide which AP courses your school can sustain
Each individual school must develop its own curriculum for courses labeled "AP." Rather than mandating any one curriculum for AP courses, each AP course has a set of curricular and resource expectations that college and secondary school faculty have established for each AP course.
For most AP subjects, there is no prerequisite course work. For some subjects, though, it is recommended that students have had some preliminary course work to be best prepared for the challenges of a particular AP course. See the following links for more detailed information about particular courses. The College Board discourages the creation of "honors track" prerequisites or other pipelines through which students must progress before they are allowed to enroll in AP. A student's individual motivation should inform enrollment decisions.
Follow the links below to access each subject's curricular and resource requirements.
Chinese Language and Culture
Comparative Government and Politics
Computer Science A
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
French Language and Culture
German Language and Culture
Italian Language and Culture
Japanese Language and Culture
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Physics C: Mechanics
Spanish Literature and Culture
Studio Art: 2-D Design
Studio Art: 3-D Design
Studio Art: Drawing
United States Government and Politics
United States History