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

    AP Exam and Late Exam Schedule

    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
    All students can "join" their class on MyAP as soon as the join codes are distributed once class begins. Students can then elect to take the AP exam on their My AP account AND will have to make deposit and payment via our payment partner, APTS. Deposits for all year and 1st semester only classes will be due November 1st. Students taking 2nd semester only classes will have the opportunity to register and pay exam fees in the spring. March 1st will be the deadline for all exam payments and late fees.


    PLHS AP Message

    Curriculum Night/AP Presentation(Overview of AP Program)


    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
    PHYS 1350 Principles of Astronomy Doug Showell Astronomy
    ENGL 1010 Intro to Genre Studies: Prose Joe Luther & Paula Vazzano AP Lit (Sem 1)
    ENGL 1020 Intro to Genre Studies: Poetry, Drama, Film Joe Luther & Paula Vazzano AP Lit (Sem 2)
    PSCI 1100 Intro to American National Government Joe Pilakowski & Will Pope AP Gov. Pol
    TED 1010 Intro to Education Joe Pilakowski Intro to Ed
    PHYS 1110 General Physics I With Algebra Nick Reding  AP Physics 1
    PHYS 1120 General Physics Nick Reding  AP Physics 2
    BIOL 1450 Biology I Nikki Rother (Sem 1) AP Biology
    BIOL 1750 Biology II Nikki Rother (Sem 2) AP Biology
    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, students 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 students 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.