Welcome, AP Teachers! The AP Latin course focuses on the in-depth study of selections from two of the greatest works in Latin literature: Vergil's Aeneid and Caesar's Gallic War. The course requires students to prepare and translate the readings and place these texts in a meaningful context, which helps develop critical, historical, and literary sensitivities. Throughout the course, students consider themes in the context of ancient literature and bring these works to life through classroom discussions, debates, and presentations. Additional English readings from both of these works help place the Latin readings in a significant context.
Essential Course Resources
This is the core document for this course. It clearly lays out the course content and describes the exam and the AP program in general.
More Course Resources
The two-page Course Overview (.pdf/1.3MB) provides a succinct description of the course and exam.
The FAQ answers commonly asked questions about the course and exam.
The AP Latin Tutorial helps teachers select appropriate Latin passages and write effective multiple-choice questions.
The Reading List provides multiple texts that students can use to fulfill the minimum number of readings needed for the course.
The Teacher Community allows you to discuss teaching strategies, share resources, and connect with other educators.
Course Planning and Pacing Guides
Written by AP teachers, these versatile guides demonstrate a variety of ways to plan and pace the AP Latin curriculum across one academic year. Each author presents a host of ideas for activities, resources, and assessments.
AP Latin Course Planning and Pacing Guide 1 (.pdf/2MB)
AP Latin Course Planning and Pacing Guide 2 (.pdf/1MB)
AP Latin Course Planning and Pacing Guide 3 (.pdf/1.5MB)
AP Latin Course Planning and Pacing Guide 4 (.pdf/1MB)
Essential Exam Resources
The Exam Information page has full details about the current exam and provides access to former test questions.
The Free-Response Questions index provides questions from the most recent exam and exams from previous years.
A full practice exam is available by logging in to your AP Course Audit account.
Access online score reports for your students.
AP Course Audit Information
The AP Course Audit provides teachers and administrators with clear guidelines on curricular and resource requirements, textbook recommendations, and more. All schools wishing to label a course "AP" must submit a subject-specific AP Course Audit form and the course syllabus for each teacher of that AP course. Your course page has course planning resources, such as curricular requirements, syllabus development guides, sample syllabi, and more.
Benefits of Becoming an Authorized AP Teacher
Inclusion of authorized courses on the AP Course Ledger so that colleges and universities can verify student transcripts
Feedback on your syllabus
Access to secure practice exams
Visit the AP Course Audit site to log in or create an account.
The College Board offers both face-to-face and online professional development workshops, available for new and experienced AP teachers as well as AP coordinators and administrators. Led by experienced instructors, subject-specific AP workshops provide educators with the support and training needed to develop effective strategies for teaching an AP course.
Our Annual Offerings
June–August: One-week AP Summer Institutes are offered at different sites throughout the country, providing an in-depth look at the course and exam.
September–April: One-day workshops are offered.
Search for an upcoming AP Latin workshop to register.
Developed by experts in AP instructional design, the following interactive online modules will provide you with strategies, resources, and activities for teaching an effective AP world language and culture course and building students' communicative competencies in the courses leading up to AP.
View the full suite on the online interactive modules page.
The Teacher Community lets you share resources and teaching strategies with fellow educators.
The Classroom Resources page provides a diverse selection of supplemental materials, including lesson plans and teaching strategies, from the College Board and your AP colleagues.
The AP Latin Student page has valuable information and resources for your students.
College Board Store
Find AP Latin publications, released exams, and more in the College Board Store.
AP and Higher Education
Higher Education professionals play a key role developing AP courses and exams, setting credit and placement policies, and scoring student work. The AP Higher Ed site features information on recruitment and admission, advising and placement, and more.
This chart shows recommended scores for granting credit, and how much credit should be awarded, for each AP course. Your students can look up credit and placement policies for colleges and universities on the AP Credit Policy search.
Meet the current Development Committee for AP Latin.