Advanced & Honors Opportunities

2017 AP Order Form

Archbishop Murphy High School offers advanced placement courses for motivated students. The AP classes prepare students for the College Board AP examinations given in May. Students who enroll in AP courses commit to a year-long course. Only under special circumstances would a student be allowed to drop an AP class. An application or instructor’s permission is required for all AP classes.

The AP examinations are offered annually to give high school students opportunities to demonstrate college-level achievement. Benefits which students may derive from these examinations include:

  • Exemption by colleges or universities from beginning  level courses and permission for students to take higher level classes in a specific field
  • Academic college credit awarded for examinations taken
  • College tuition savings for students earning college credit by scoring a 3, 4 or 5 on the AP exam
  • Eligibility for college honors and other special programs open to students who have received AP recognition

Dual Enrollment Opportunities

AP Classes Are College-Level Classes

AP classes are demanding and require much more time outside of class than regular classes.  All AP classes are a full year and award one credit. Any student taking an AP class is required to take the AP exam. The AP exam score is not factored into his/her grade that is earned at AMHS. Note: If parents or students have questions pertaining to Advanced Placement, please e-mail the appropriate counselor.

Matteo Ricci

This course is taught in conjunction with Seattle University’s Matteo Ricci program and must be taken with Social Science 12 Honors. Matteo Ricci is an integrated study of literature, literary analysis, expository writing, civics, political theory, economics, sociology and philosophy. Students produce rigorous written assignments and participate in weekly seminar discussions of classical and contemporary thinkers.

Credit is awarded from the Matteo Ricci College of Seattle University as follows:

English 12H = 5 credits in Humanities 150

Social Science 12H = 5 credits in Core Interdisciplinary Social Science


AP Courses

  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics
  • AP US History
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Government & Politics: United States
  • AP Computer Science
  • AP World History
  • AP French

Honors Courses

  • Geometry H
  • Trigonometry H
  • Pre-Calculus H
  • English 9H
  • English 10H
  • English 11H
  • English 12H
  • Theology 12H
  • Social Studies 12H

Matteo Ricci Program

  • English 12 Honors
  • Social Science Honors

College in the High School- Credit Amount

  • French III- 5 University of Washington
  • French IV- 10 University of Washington
  • Spanish III- 5 University of Washington
  • Spanish IV- 10 University of Washington
  • Anatomy/Physiology- 5 Everett Community College
  • Pottery (full year)- 5 Everett Community College
  • Photography- 3 Eastern Washington University
  • Climate and Climate Changs - 5 University of Washington
  • Drawing and Painting - 5 Everett Community College

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