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Advanced Placement

McDowell High School offers 22 Advanced Placement® Courses

The AP Program through College Board offers High School Students the opportunity to participate in college-level courses while attending McDowell Intermediate and High School.

Courses are available in English, history, science, mathematics, social sciences, computer science, and the arts. The AP® Capstone Program is offered to McDowell students who complete the AP® Seminar and AP® Research courses. These yearlong courses focus on developing the critical thinking, research, collaboration, time management, and presentation skills you need for college-level work.

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AP courses offered through a classroom experience.


Scored a 3 or higher on AP Exams

AP Scholars from 2020 McDowell graduates. 

 Capstone Diplomas earned by McDowell students.

You've Got What It Takes

Courses at McDowell High School help students build skills and confidence while developing time management and study skills needed for college and career success. In addition, AP courses allow students to dig deeper into subjects that interest them while promoting creativity and problem-solving skills. We are proud to offer our students opportunity to achieve the highest level of academic success while attending McDowell High School and prepare life-long learners. 


AP College Board states, Nearly all colleges and universities in the United States grant credit and placement for qualifying AP scores. Use our tool to find colleges you’re interested in and see what you could earn with AP.

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High Five for AP Scores of 5

McDowell students who achieved a score of 5 on their AP Exams received yard signs at their homes to celebrate their academic success in 2021.