Spanish Language and Culture AP


    Grades: 11, 12 

    Spanish Language, Advanced Placement is a course based on content established by the College Board. Emphasizing the use of the Spanish language for active communication, the AP Spanish Language course has as its objective the development of advanced listening comprehension, reading without the use of a dictionary, expanded conversational skills, fluent and accurate written expression, and strong command of vocabulary and structure of the Spanish language. Course content might best reflect interests shared by the students and the teacher, e.g. the arts, current events, sports, etc. The AP Spanish Language course seeks to develop language skills that are useful in themselves and that can be applied to various activities and disciplines rather than being limited to any specific body of subject matter. Extensive practice in the organization and writing of compositions should also be emphasized. 
    A comprehensive description of this course may be viewed on The College Board AP Central website.

    The State of Indiana requires students to sit for AP exams in order to qualify for the Academic Honors Diplomas as well as the new Graduation Pathway requirements.  Therefore, any student at Noblesville High School enrolled in a College Board Advanced Placement course will be required to sit for the corresponding exam.  Cumulative grade point averages will be re-calculated retroactively without the grade weight for students who do not take the exam.  The cost of AP assessments are decided by the College Board and are currently $98 with a $7 administration fee at Noblesville High School.

    Prerequisites:  Spanish I, II and III
    • A one year course, two credits
    • Fulfills a World Language requirement for the Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma or counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for any diploma