Tullahoma High School currently offers 10 Advanced Placement courses.
Prospective AP students are urged to take the PSAT test in the fall of the sophomore year. Students whose scores on this exam fall at or above 50 will have a greater change of achieving higher scores on the AP exams.
- AP Biology
- AP English Language and Composition
- AP English Literature and Composition
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- AP Computer Science Principles
- AP Macroeconomics
- AP Microeconomics
- AP Psychology
- AP US History
Understand key science practices you can use to develop explanations and predictions of natural phenomena, which you will test and refine through laboratory investigations. Develop advanced reasoning and inquiry skills as you design experiments, collect and analyze data using mathematics and other methods, and interpret that data to draw conclusions.
Understand the interactions among a writer’s purpose, audience, subject, and genre and how each of these contributes to effective writing. Enhance your own writing skills and understand better each stage of the writing process as you develop expository, analytical, and argumentative compositions.
Explore literary elements such as a work’s structure, style and themes, as well as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism and tone. Develop your writing skills as you express your ideas and analysis in expository, analytical, and argumentative essays.
AP Calculus AB is roughly equivalent to a first semester college calculus course devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus. The AP course covers topics in these areas, including concepts and skills of limits, derivatives, definite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. You’ll learn how to approach calculus concepts and problems when they are represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally, and how to make connections amongst these representations. You will learn how to use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and support conclusions.
AP Calculus BC is roughly equivalent to both first and second semester college calculus courses and extends the content learned in AB to different types of equations and introduces the topic of sequences and series. This course covers topics in differential and integral calculus, including concepts and skills of limits, derivatives, definite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and series. You will learn how to approach calculus concepts and problems when they are represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally, and to make connections amongst these representations.
Computer science is everywhere, from our smartphones and video games to music, medicine, and much more. AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) can help you understand how computing and technology influence the world around you.
Learn about concepts such as national income and price determination and develop your familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth and international economics.
Learn about the nature and functions of product markets and factor markets and about the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy.
Learn about the developments that have shaped U.S. history though the critical analysis of historical events and materials.
- Why take AP courses?
- Earning College Credit
- AP Exam Dates, Policies & Preparation
- AP Exam Registration
- AP Summer Reading Requirements
Deciding to take an AP course lets colleges and universities know that you have what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate environment. When admissions officers see “AP” on your transcript, they know that what you experienced in a particular class has prepared you well for the challenges of college. Taking AP is a sign that you’re up for the most rigorous classes your high school has to offer.
By taking an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, you can save on college expenses: most colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores. These credits can allow students to save college tuition, study abroad, or secure a second major. AP can transform what once seemed unattainable into something within reach.
Tullahoma High School will be offering select AP exams during the month of May. Students take these examinations in hopes of receiving Advanced Placement credits for college.
Contact Coach Al Morris in the THS Counseling Office or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about AP exam registration.