Advanced Placement Requirements


  • Students must meet the following criteria to be enrolled in the Advanced Placement courses at Sun Valley High School:

    • Recommendation of previous year teacher
    • Recommendation of guidance counselor
    • Approval of parent
    • Student should not have more than 10% (or 10 days absent) absences during 2019‐2020 school year, unless accompanied by doctor’s notes

    In addition, the following are course‐specific requirements that must be met for enrollment in Advanced Placement:

  • Biology

  • Calculus AB

  • Calculus BC

  • Chemistry

  • Economics

  • English Language and Composition

  • English Literature and Composition

  • Physics

  • Psychology

  • Statistics

  • US Government and Politics

  • US History

  • World History

  • *If a student is missing one of the requirements, the student will schedule a meeting with the AP teacher to request an additional checkpoint (i.e. writing or reading sample, problem set, etc.).