College Credit Options

 College Credit Options

Please scroll down the page for information on College Now, Benedictine Dual Enrollment and Quick Step College Algebra.

Advanced Placement

Certain advanced courses in the high school curriculum are designated Advanced Placement. The Advanced Placement examinations are given each May on a standardized national test day, and are scored by the Education Testing Service. Each examination receives an overall grade on a five point scale. Each college decides which AP examination grades it will accept. Some colleges accept scores of 3 or better and give the student credit as if that person had taken one or more basic courses in the subject tested. At some colleges credit is not given, but the necessity of taking basic courses is waived. Click here to look up individual colleges’ AP policies.

Students should also check with individual colleges to determine what AP credit options are best for them. College bound students should consider taking one or more AP courses. Research shows students completing one or more AP courses, regardless of their grades, do better in college than those never taking AP courses.

AP Courses at St. James Academy:

AP Chemistry – AP test date 5/2/16

AP Biology – AP test date 5/9/16

AP Language and Composition – AP test date 5/11/16

AP Literature and Composition – AP test date 5/4/16

AP Calculus AB – AP test date 5/5/16

AP Calculus BC – AP test date 5/5/16

AP Statistics – AP test date 5/12/16

AP American Government – AP test date 5/10/16

AP US History – AP test date 5/6/16

AP Physics – AP test date 5/3/16

College Now – Dual Enrollment with Johnson County Community College

The College Now program is a partnership program that provides high school students with an opportunity to earn college credits while completing their high school requirements through concurrent enrollment. More information at:

College Now classes at St. James Academy:

AP Literature



Pre Calculus

AP Chemistry

H Spanish IV & V

Benedictine College – Dual Enrollment

Students may choose to register though Benedictine College for Dual Enrollment to get Benedictine College credit for these classes:

AP Physics

AP Language

More information is available in the Counseling Office

Quick Step College Algebra

Quick Step is Johnson County Community College’s program that allows students to earn college credit for College Algebra by enrolling in and completing the coursework in the College Algebra JCCC Quick Step class at St. James Academy. More information on how to enroll is available at the Counseling Office.