CHS offers advanced placement classes that are certified by the College Board. Through college-level AP (Advanced Placement) courses, you enter a universe of knowledge that might otherwise remain unexplored in high school; through AP Exams, you have the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation’s colleges and universities. The only requirements are a strong curiosity about the subject you plan to study and a willingness to work hard. Just a few reasons to sign up: gain the edge in college preparation, stand out in the college admissions process, and broaden your intellectual horizons. Students are required to sign an AP course contract. Please understand that you will not be allowed to drop an AP course once you have enrolled in it.

Advanced Placement Classes and Class Rank

CHS Class Rank and AP: Starting with the class of 2012 Advanced Placement grades at Camas High School will be factored in the class rank on a five-point scale. Rationale: Class rank is one factor considered in admission to selective colleges. Our State prohibits grading AP students on a five-point grading scale but we can factor in a five-point scale for the purpose of calculating class rank. This allows us to encourage students to take college-level courses and alleviate some of their concerns that taking these classes will adversely affect their class rank. Pre-AP classes are offered at CHS to 9th and 10th graders in the subject area of English. Students are not required to take and pass Pre-AP classes in order to enroll in AP courses. Pre-AP classes are challenging and require students to be willing and able to work hard.

Advanced Placement Courses

  • Pre AP English (9)
  • Pre AP English (10)
  • AP English Language & Composition (11)
  • AP English Literature & Composition (12)
  • AP U. S. History
  • AP World History
  • AP Government & Politics
  • AP Comparative Government & Politics
  • AP Studio Art – Digital Photography
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics I
  • AP Physics C
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Economics
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Spanish Language
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Human Geography

AP Teacher Contact Information

Course Name Teacher Contacts
Pre AP English 9 Mr. FarlandMr. MacGowanMrs. Jarvis
Pre AP English 10 Mr. Greene, Mr. Sawyer, Mrs. Nyquist
AP Biology Mr. Marshall, Mrs. Abraham, Mrs. Newman
AP Calculus AB Mr. HardinMrs. Edwards
AP Calculus BC Mr. Hardin, Mrs. Edwards
AP Chemistry Ms. Carmichael
AP English Language & Composition Mr. Farland, Mrs. WiddopMrs. Seidl
AP English Literature & Composition Mrs. Dignan
AP Environmental Science Mrs. Dean
AP Government & Politics Mrs. BridgesMr. Plitt
AP Human Geography Mr. Long
AP Physics I Mr. Wells
AP Psychology Ms. Stevens
AP Spanish Language Ms. Rodda
AP Statistics Mrs. Sitler
AP U. S. History Mr. PlittMr. Tomasetti
AP World History Mr. GreeneMr. TomasettiMrs. Jarvis
AP Economics Mr. Johnson
AP Studio Art – Digital Photo Mr. Huegli
AP Computer Science A Mr. Chase
AP Comparative Gov. & Politics Mr. Plitt

Summer Assignments

Some AP classes have summer assignments. Learn more here.