AP Statistics



Recommended Course Preparation: successful completion of second-year course in Algebra and demonstration of sufficient mathematical maturity and quantitative reasoning ability. The purpose of the AP course in statistics is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes:

  • Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns
  • Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study
  • Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation
  • Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses

You will be exposed to statistics in all your adult life. Know how to look at statistics, ask the right questions, and understand how you may be being mislead, or if the media you are looking at is reasonable. This is one of the most important classes you can take!


A graphing calculator is required for this course.

Students earning a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP Exam (taken in May) can earn 3 credit hours of college credit at most colleges.

Check out this video about How Statistics Are Interesting:


For more information, visit the CollegeBoard AP Statistics website

Who should take this course? Anyone planning on going to college. Also, in the digital world we live in, really everyone should be able to question statistics they see in the media. This course will help you do that.