Choose AP at Bulldog U
Are you ready for a unique learning experience that will help you succeed in college? Through AP's college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world.
A Different Kind of Class
From the moment you enter an AP classroom, you'll notice the difference in the teacher's approach to the subject, in the attitude of your classmates, in the way you startto think. In AP classrooms, the focus is not on memorizing facts and figures. Instead you'll engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to writeclearly and persuasively.
Find Your Passion
With AP courses in all subject areas to choose from, including English Literature , Environmental Science, Art History and European History, you'll be able to explore your interests and discover new passions. In AP classes, you'll study fascinating topics and ideas that just might become the foundation of your future college major or career.
Prepare to Succeed in College
AP courses can help you acquire the skills and habits you'll need to be successful in college. You'll improve your writing skills, sharpen your problem-solving abilities, and develop time management skills, discipline, and study habits.
Earn College Credit and Placement
Most four-year colleges in the United States and colleges in more than 60 other countriesgive students credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam scores. By entering college with AP credits, you'll save class cost on tuition, have the time to moveinto upper level elective courses, and usually graduate within four years.
How Do I Enroll?
Once you've decided to take the AP challenge it's easy to enroll. Talk to an AP teacher or your Guidance Counselor about the course you want to take. Discuss the course's workload and any preparation you might need.
Much of the following information about Advanced Placement is provided at CollegeBoard.com.
Advanced Placement courses provide a unique learning experience that will help your child succeed in college. Through AP's college-level courses and exams, your child can earn college credit and stand out in the admission process.
In AP classrooms, the focus is not on memorizing facts and figures. Instead they will engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.
AP courses can help your child acquire the skills and habits they will need to be successful in college. Students will improve their writing skills, sharpen their problem-solving abilities, and develop time management skills, discipline, and study habits.
More than 90 percent of four-year colleges in the United States and colleges in more than 60 other countries give students credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam scores. By entering college with AP credits, students have the time to move into upper level courses, pursue a double-major or study abroad.
If you are interested in the Advanced Placement program at ZHS, your child should make an appointment with their Guidance Counselor to discuss the options. Additional information can be gathered from our AP teachers and AP students.
Bulldog University (BU) is a special designation given to our Advanced Placement program at ZHS. It is the partnership between ZHS & College Boards. Mike Pellegrino, one of our AP teacher’s describes Bulldog University as “part of the ZHS family designed specifically to give students a taste of higher education so that they'll be better prepared for life in the college/university system. It's also a way for these students to be a part of an organization that acknowledges their academic excellence, which they've worked so hard to achieve.”