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OLSH AP Advantage Program

Gain an edge for college and career success.

The OLSH AP Advantage Program affords OLSH students distinct opportunities to take AP courses both on campus and online through relationships with two of America's finest universities - the University of Notre Dame and Johns Hopkins University. This grant-funded program adds exceptional value to the OLSH educational experience.

The University of Notre Dame has adopted OLSH as the first school outside of the state of Indiana to participate in its AP Teacher Investment Program (AP-TIP). Through this program, OLSH teachers receive specialized training at an AP Summer Institute, teacher mentors, and numerous resources. Students have access to resources and the opportunity to take a scored practice exam. Students and teachers receive financial incentives for earning qualifying scores (3, 4, or 5) on AP exams. AP exams offered at OLSH as part of the Notre Dame AP-TIP program include: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science Principles, Physics I, and British Literature. Students and teachers participating in AP World History at OLSH will also receive financial incentives for qualifying scores on that AP exam.

Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth (CTY) provides a comprehensive complement of Advanced Placement courses that are taught online. OLSH students receive a scholarship to help to defray the cost of the course; additional fees are associated with CTY courses beyond registration, including textbooks and lab materials. These online courses do offer students access to CTY faculty throughout the duration of the course and space will be provided at OLSH to complete course requirements. Students must meet eligibility requirements to enroll in a CTY online course - scores of 540 Verbal and 590 Math on the PSAT.

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

Several Advanced Placement courses are offered at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School and taught by high school faculty. Students scoring a 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams may receive recognition for their test scores from the colleges that students enter after graduation. For some colleges, the recognition is to allow students to skip entry-level courses and enroll in more advanced courses as freshmen. For others, college credits are awarded for the AP course taken in high school.

2019-2020 AP Courses

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP English Language & Composition
  • AP English Literature & Composition
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics
  • AP World History