For over 60 years, the College Board's Advanced Placement Program (AP) has partnered with colleges, universities and high schools to provide students with the opportunity to take college-level course work and exams while still in high school.

Advanced Placement program

Coronavirus Updates for AP Students

The coronavirus pandemic has created new challenges for schools and students. This year’s AP Exams have been moved to a take-at-home format, which will be delivered specifically to each student through  the College Board. Please click here for full information and to ensure readiness for the 2020 take-at-home AP Exams. This website also has additional information on a full listing of free online AP classes and other resources unique to the 2020 Exams. 

AP Brochure

AP courses offered

of SMCHS students received a grade of 3 or higher compared to the 62% global rate (2018)

AP Scholars (2018)

Mr. Eric Banducci is the Advanced Placement Coordinator at Santa Margarita and his office is located on the first floor of the Academic (S) Building. Any questions regarding the AP Program can be addressed to him via email at banduccie@smhs.org or phone at 949-766-6010.