USM leads Wisconsin in Advanced Placement (AP) success. In the past five years, the school has consistently produced some of the
highest numbers of students in the state recognized in the top categories of AP scholarship: the National Scholars and Scholars with Distinction. More than 86% of the AP exams taken by USM students in the last two years earned a passing grade of 3 or better, and 99% of USM students who take an AP course take the corresponding exam. The average grade of all USM students on all AP exams for the past two years is 3.65. Overall, USM students took a total of 435 exams in 20 subjects in the 2019–20 school year.
USM is proud to currently offer 20 different AP classes from which to choose, grouped below by subject area:
- What is Advanced Placement (AP)?
- How does USM determine a student's eligibility to take an AP course?
- How are the national tests graded?
- How successful are USM students on AP tests?
- What are the benefits of earning AP college credits?
- How do students prepare to take Advanced Placement exams?
- How is an Advanced Placement course different from a regular course in the same discipline?