Advanced Placement Courses

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses were developed by College Board for schools in the U.S. and Canada. AP Programs allow many of our high schools to offer college-level courses to students. If a student earns a qualifying score on an AP Exam, they can receive credit for the corresponding course at most accredited colleges and universities in the United States and around the world. Students who participate in the AP program are viewed favorably by college admissions boards and enjoy the  flexibility to explore their prospective fields of study earlier rather than later.

At Metro Nashville Public Schools, we strive to prepare our students for the challenges and demands of the “real world.” We focus on giving our students the skills they need to excel in higher educations, and in their professional lives. Our AP course offerings play an important role in how we do that for our students.


High Schools Offering AP Courses

  • Antioch
  • Cane Ridge
  • East Nashville
  • Glencliff
  • Hillsboro
  • Hillwood
  • Hume-Fogg
  • Hunters Lane
  • John Overton
  • Maplewood
  • MLK
  • McGavock
  • MNPS Virtual
  • NSA
  • Pearl Cohn
  • Stratford
  • Whites Creek


AP Courses Offered At MNPS:

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language & Culture
  • Computer Science
  • Comparative Government & Politics
  • English Language & Composition
  • English Literature & Composition  
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language & Culture
  • German Language & Culture
  • Human Geography
  • Latin
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Music Theory
  • Physics 1
  • Physics C
  • Psychology
  • Research
  • Seminar
  • Spanish Language & Culture
  • Spanish Literature & Culture
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art 2D
  • Studio Art 3D
  • Studio Art Drawing
  • U.S. Government & Policy
  • U.S. History
  • World History


Presently, not every AP course is offered at every Metro School. We want to give our students every opportunity possible to succeed, so in the future, we aim to expand our course offering. However, right now students must choose from the AP courses that are offered through their school. More information about which courses are offered at each location is available clicking the button below.