AP Courses and Dual Enrollment

  • PLCS offers a number of rigorous courses that offer college credit. Students who participate in dual enrollment or advanced placement courses are more prepared for the demands of college.  Dual enrollment and advanced placement each offer college credit.


    Advanced Placement

    PLHS AP Offerings
    Calculus AB
    Calculus BC
    Comparative Government and Politics
    English Language and Composition
    English Literature and Composition
    Music Theory
    Physics 1
    Physics 2
    Spanish Language and Culture
    United States Government and Politics
    United States History
    World History
    AP Exams are an option to earn college credits. AP exam scores range from 1-5 and different colleges accept different scores to recognize the credit. To see what score would yield what credits visit here.

    If you would like to register for the exam click here.

    AP Exam payment window for fall and year long courses will be between 9/27 and 11/1.

    AP Exam payment window spring semester only classes will be between 1/26 and 3/1. 

    Papillion La Vista High School would also like to announce you can earn a scholarship through the Papillion La Vista Community Schools Foundation. These scholarships are available for student to assist with the cost of AP exams. To qualify you must be paying for 3 or more AP exams. These scholarships are awarded on a first come first serve basis. Return the form below to Mr. Caruso by October 29 to take advantage of this opportunity!


    PLHS AP Message

    The ordering and payment window for AP exams for first semester and all year classes will open in September, closing in October. The payment window for AP classes starting 2nd semester will be open between mid-January and late February. 

    PLHS AP Exam Ordering Information at https://aptsusa.com/plhs/


    Dual Enrollment

    Dual enrollment is a partnership between a college/university and the high school that provides students with the opportunity to take college level courses while in high school. Students earn both high school and college credit. To earn the credit, students apply and must be enrolled in the college/university. Participating in dual enrollment does start your college grade point average (GPA)

    Below are the current dual enrollment offerings at PLHS

    UNO Course UNO Course Name Instructor PLHS Class Name
    PSCI 2500 Intro to Comparative Politics Breanne Wilton AP Comp Gov.
    PHYS 1350 Principles of Astronomy Doug Showell Astronomy
    ENGL 1010 Intro to Genre Studies: Prose Joe Luther AP Lit (Sem 1)
    ENGL 1020 Intro to Genre Studies: Poetry, Drama, Film Joe Luther AP Lit (Sem 2)
    PSCI 1100 Intro to American National Government Joe Pilakowski AP Gov. Pol
    TED 1010 Intro to Education Joe Pilakowski Intro to Ed
    PHYS 1110 General Physics I With Algebra Nick Reding (year) AP Physics 1
    PHYS 1120 General Physics Nick Reding (year) AP Physics 2
    BIOL 1450 Biology I Nikki Rother  AP Biology
    PSYC 1010 Intro to Psychology I Romi Brown  AP Psychology
    CIST 2500 Intro to Applied Statistics for IS&T Ryan Homan AP Stats
    MATH 1950 Calculus I Ryan Homan AP Calc BC (Sem 1)
    MATH 1960 Calculus II Ryan Homan AP Calc BC (Sem 2)
    MUS 1400 Music Fundamentals Tim Keller AP Music Theory

    To apply for a dual enrolled class, apply here.

    By taking dual enrolled classes, student can earn credit that will go on a college transcript. That credit can be applied to a degree at that institution or be transferred to other institutions. To learn more about our dual enrollment partnership with UNO look at their brochure or visit their site. If you prefer, you can contact UNO's director of dual enrollment, Kelly Maloney, directly at:  malonek@unomaha.edu


    • ACE- Many students may qualify for a program to help student with financial need cover the cost of dual enrolled classes. They can apply for an Access College Early Scholarship. "ACE" Scholarships are state managed funds for high school students taking college level classes.  Visit their site or ask either Mr. Caruso or Mrs. Koester for more details.