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Advanced Academics

McKinney ISD is committed to the principle that all students deserve an opportunity to participate in a rigorous and academically challenging curriculum, as well as exposure to the structure and pace of collegiate instruction. Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses in our district provided those valuable educational opportunities for our students.

AP exams costs for the 2023-2024 school year for each MISD campus will be $44.50. This is a College Board increase from the previous year of $44.00. Please email your campus AP coordinator for any questions.

Advanced Academics at MISD is part of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. It encompasses the areas of Advanced Placement and College Readiness assessments.

The Coordinator for Advanced Academics provides services to students within the Advanced Placement programs and College and Career Readiness programs. The position collaborates with The College Board and ACT Educational Services.

The department of Advanced Academics strives to facilitate a viable 21st century program in support of an excellent and equitable instructional environment. It is designed to serve and support determined learners and all students who strive to advance and challenge their academic potential.

Advanced Placement Information in MISD

McKinney ISD offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses on the high school level. The primary goal of the AP Program is to enrich the secondary school experience of students ready to apply themselves to college-level courses. AP courses are rigorous, college level courses that align with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the College Board standards and skills. The College Board indicates that AP high school courses help students qualify for scholarships, improve skills necessary for college level work, and effectively compete in the college admissions process. AP participation promotes college readiness both in academics and maturity.

Successful completion of AP courses includes writing internationally recognized exams which in turn results in potential credits for 1st-year university courses at many colleges and universities around the world. AP is considered a global standard for academic excellence. AP courses and exam grades are used in the admission process in more than 3,800 universities and colleges in 115 different countries.

In McKinney ISD, we offer 32 AP courses that span all subject areas. Students may earn college credit by taking the AP exam in May and scoring a 3 or higher.

Equity & Access

McKinney ISD and College Board are committed to the principle of providing equity and access for all students to take rigorous coursework. All AP courses, as well as Advanced courses, are open enrollment. We encourage all students who are interested in an AP course subject and are willing to accept the challenge of rigorous coursework to enroll in an AP course.

McKinney ISD has an open enrollment policy for the Advanced Placement program. We believe that all students deserve an opportunity to participate in rigorous and academically challenging courses and programs. All students who are willing to accept the challenge of a rigorous academic curriculum should consider enrollment for admission to AP and Advanced courses.

AP Courses Offered

McKinney ISD offers 30 AP courses and corresponding exams throughout the district. These include the following:


  • AP English Literature
  • AP English Language & Composition


  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Statistics


  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics 2
  • AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • AP Environmental Science

Fine Arts

  • AP Studio Art 2-D
  • AP Studio Art 3-D
  • AP Drawing / Portfolio
  • AP Music Theory

Social Studies

  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP European History
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Art History
  • AP World History: Modern
  • AP US History
  • AP US Government

Foreign Language

  • AP French Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  • AP German Language and Culture

Computer Science

  • AP Computer Science
  • AP Computer Science Principles

For more information on AP courses please visit:

Advanced Placement Resources

Need Help?

If you need additional assistance with the content on this page, please contact McKinney ISD team member Dr. Javetta Jones Roberson by phone at 469-302-4206 or by email here .