Advanced Placement

AP courses are offered to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors committed to rigorous academic work. All students enrolled in an AP course are required to take the end-of-course AP exam. JMA expects that students will carefully evaluate their own interest, self-responsibility, demands of class schedule, and participation in school and non-school related activities as part of the personal process of deciding to enroll in any Advanced Placement course. It is assumed that an AP student, having done well in the preliminary courses, will have the level of skill, interest, commitment, and achievement needed to be successful in a college-level course taught with a college textbook. Students not fully prepared for such courses may need additional support outside of the school setting.

AP courses offered at JMA include:

  • AP Biology
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP Literature and Composition
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP United States History
  • AP Government

In the JMA Advanced Placement Program, homework passes do not apply to class assignments. Homework may and often will be assigned over summer and holiday vacations. Absences do affect performance and instruction. Furthermore, John Milledge expects all students to take the final exam.

Benefits of the Advanced Placement Program

  • Earn college credit (check on individual college websites for credit information)
  • Stand out in the competitive college admissions process
  • Gain skills that will help you succeed in college
  • Broaden your intellectual horizons

Successful AP students are:

  • Motivated and dedicated to completing challenging academic work both inside and outside of the classroom
  • Successful time managers who are able to prioritize activities and meet deadlines on time.
  • Strong organizers of academic resources with the ability to manage and maintain textbooks, online resources, notebooks, and other required class resources independently.
  • Strong communicators with reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

Successful AP students have:

  • High interest in learning academic subjects at an advanced, college level
  • Well-developed critical thinking skills
  • Positive attitudes about engaging in challenging academic work both at school and outside of school

Successful AP students will develop:

  • Academic, critical thinking, time-management, and study skills
  • Skill in analyzing and synthesizing information in innovative ways
  • Increased self-confidence and motivation

All students enrolling in an AP course must complete the AP Commitment form as part of the registration process. Please email the college counselor at for prerequisites and more information.