Bishop O'Connell offers 23 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, covering 26 subject areas for AP testing:
Physics C (E&M)
Physics C (Mechanical)
Modern European History
United States History
United States Government
Comparative Political Systems
Students requesting to take any Advanced Placement (AP) course must attend a meeting with their parents and the AP instructors prior to registering for the course. The mandatory meeting is held in February during course selection time. A contract must be signed by the student and his/her parents before the student will be scheduled for the desired course. All students in AP courses are required to take the AP Examination at the conclusion of the course.
In May 2013, a total of 128 students were recognized as AP Scholars, including:
National Scholars - 10
AP Scholars with Distinction - 44
AP Scholars with Honors - 22
CLICK HERE to view list of AP Scholars for 2013.
Bishop O'Connell uses a ten-point grading scale. Additional points ("weight") is given toward a student's grade point average (GPA) for Advanced Placement and Honors courses. Please refer to the Grading System page for more information.