Advanced Placement Program

The Newport News Public Schools curriculum offers students a comprehensive program to prepare for the 21st century that may lead to the world of work or to further study at colleges, universities, or technical schools. All high schools offer advanced standing courses (Advanced Placement-AP and/or International Baccalaureate-IB). The advanced standing courses are weighted and evaluated using an external examination.

Learn more and view course descriptions at The following AP courses are offered at Denbigh High School:

12 AP English

AP World History

AP Government

AP Human Geography

AP Calculus BC

AP Spanish Language & Culture

AP Computer Science Principles

AP Chemistry

AP Art Studio 2D

AP Art - Drawing

11 AP English

AP US History

AP Psychology

AP Environmental Science

AP Statistics

AP French Language & Culture

AP Art Studio 3D

AP Music Theory

Honors-H level courses are also weighted. Students can also earn dual enrollment credit (college and high school credit) for certain courses. Dual enrollment credits may transfer to other college and universities. Credits are awarded at the discretion of the college.

Letter Grade Quality Points:
AP Courses
Quality Points:
Honors Courses
Quality Points:
Standard Courses
A 5 4.5 4
B 4 3.5 3
C 3 2.5 2
D 2 1.5 1
F 0 0 0