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AP and Dual Enrollment

Brighten Your Future with the Best of Both Worlds

Create an individualized academic program to fit your needs! At Mainland High School, through our academies, our AP Program, and Dual Enrollment offerings, we can help you to create your own perfect future!

Advanced Placement

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offers high school students worldwide the opportunity to take college-level courses while in secondary school. Students who are prepared and have the opportunity to take AP courses and exams enter a world of rigorous academic challenges, the rewards of which can include not only college credits, but also an open door to future intellectual challenges and academic opportunities.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program began in 1955 as a way to give qualified students the opportunity to be exempted from course work already mastered in high school.

Today, AP is growing at an average rate of 10 percent per year. The college board currently supports 35 AP courses. Ninety percent of U.S. colleges and universities recognize AP exam grades for credit and/or placement. Nearly 300 colleges and universities outside of the United States recognize the quality of the AP Program and use AP for admission, credit, and/or placement decisions.

The opportunities that AP offers its participants are extensive and growing in number. Students worldwide use AP to gain an advantage at college; colleges use AP to identify the most motivated and educated students.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program is best known for the opportunity it gives high school students to earn college credit while still in high school, giving them the chance to save on college tuition and even graduate early from college. What is less known is that many AP students who receive credit for their AP achievements also use the opportunity to take more advanced courses or to broaden their intellectual horizons.

AP gives high school students the opportunity to participate in classes that are invariably more rigorous and in-depth than other high school offerings. To participate in an AP class is to enter a world of intense discussion and thought, a class where students are given the intellectual responsibility to think for themselves and to learn to reason, analyze and understand. Such intellectual training inevitably helps students succeed in college, where these skills are essential.

AP Courses offered at Mainland High School


  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP Spanish Language


  • AP Studio Art 2D
  • AP Studio Art 3D
  • AP Music Theory

Computer Science

  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Computer Science Principles


  • AP Biology
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics 2
  • AP Physics C – Mechanics


  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Statistics

Social Studies

  • AP Human Geography
  • AP World History
  • AP United States History
  • AP Government and Politics: United States
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP European History

Daytona State College Dual Enrollment


Now’s the time to start thinking about college. Beginning with your sophomore year of high school, Daytona State College offers a Dual Enrollment program that can help you get a head start on your college education while still in high school, no matter where you choose to pursue your higher education upon graduation. Through Dual Enrollment, you can begin your college studies by choosing one of several career oriented programs linked with programs offered at Daytona State College. Mainland’s unique location directly across from Daytona State College’s Daytona Campus allows more flexibility in scheduling dual enrollment classes.