AP/Dual Credit

General Information

Students attending Grain Valley High School have the opportunity to earn several college credits while attending high school. There are three ways students can do this.

The AP program allows students who take an AP course to take a test in May and earn college credit for that course. Students earn credit based on their score and the course, anywhere from 3-10 college credit hours can be earned from a single test. Taking the test is compulsory if a student enrolls in an AP class.

Dual credit classes offer students a chance to dual enroll (high school and college) and receive college credit. Their grade in the course becomes their grade for both the high school and college credit. Students who enroll in a dual credit course do not have to enroll for college credit.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) classes can earn college credit or scholarships which varies by institution. Credit is awarded based on a free test taken during the class as well as their grade in the class.

 AP Program

Course

Possible Credit Hours Earned

AP Biology

3-5

AP Calculus

4-10

AP Chemistry

4-10

AP European History

3-6

AP Language & Composition

3-6

AP Literature & Composition

3-6

AP Music Theory

3-6

AP Psychology

3

AP Statistics

3

AP Studio Art

3

AP US Government & Politics

3

AP US History

6

Whether credit is awarded and often how
much credit is awarded is set by each
institution. Students should search for the AP
Score requirements set for by the school they
are considering attending. The score sheets
for some local institutions are linked below.

UCM UMKC Blue River/MCC

MU Mo State Mo S&T


 Dual Credit Program

Course

Hours

University Partner

Automotive Technology

 

MCC

College Chemistry

3

CMU

College Algebra

3

UCM

Computer Support Specialist

 

MCC, UCM

Entrepreneurial Studies

 

MCC

Honors Computers I

3

UCM

Honors Computers II

3

UCM

Pre-Calculus

4

UCM

Summit Tech Academy

 

 

If you would like to find out more about the
Universities that the dual credit is through links
are provided below.

Metropolitan Community College (MCC)
University of Central Missouri (UCM)
Central Methodist University (CMU)



PLTW Credit
Students can also get college credit by taking PLTWcourses, maintaining a good grade in the course, and passing a test given in the class. The number and type of credit awarded varies by institution but can range from but could be as high as 9 credit hours if a student takes all the PLTW courses, some institutions give scholarships to PLTW students as well. Links below are provided to several local institutions that give credit and shows their requirements.

UCM  MoS&T



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