Advanced Placement Program

  • By taking an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, you can save on college expenses: most colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores.


    Desert Vista offers a number of AP courses to students, including:

    • Biology
    • Calculus BC
    • Chemistry 
    • Computer Science A
    • English Language and Composition
    • English Literature and Composition
    • Environmental Science
    • Human Geography
    • Psychology
    • Physics C: Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism
    • Spanish Language
    • Statistics
    • US (AZ) Government
    • United States History
    • World History

  has tools to help you plan for transfer and provides accurate information about how your courses transfer, meet requirements and apply to a degree program.

2019 Important Dates

  • February 1st - First day to Register via Total Registration and Pay for AP Exams. Payment in DV Bookstore - price is $94 per exam.

    February 8th - Deadline for students to sign up for Free and Reduced Lunch ( to ensure that they get the College Board discount on their AP exams.

    February 19th - Last day to register through Total Registration for AP Exams.

    February 22nd - Last day to pay for AP exam fees in the bookstore.

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