AP & College Credit at AMHS

Archbishop Murphy High School (AMHS) 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. 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


AP Classes Are College-Level Classes

AP classes are college level courses with curriculum approved through the College Board. All AP classes are a full year and award one credit. Any student taking an AP class is required to take the AP exam.

Matteo Ricci

The AMHS Matteo Ricci program is taught in conjunction with the Seattle University Matteo Ricci program. Students must enroll in both English 12 Honors and 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 Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP English Literature & Composition
  • AP French
  • AP Government & Politics: United States
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • AP Spanish
  • AP Statistics
  • AP US History
  • AP World History


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


  • English 12 Honors
  • Social Science 12 Honors


  • French III – University of Washington
  • French IV – University of Washington
  • Climate and Climate Change – University of Washington