Implementing an Advanced Placement course

To implement an Advanced Placement Course, your school must order the exams from the College Board. Imagine Learning does not provide exams to students. The College Board can explain this process in more detail when you contact them to do the AP Course Audit.

All Imagine Edgenuity AP courses except for Computer Science Principles, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Human Geography, and Psychology require textbooks. Students are required to complete the entire AP course. No content from the course can be removed.

View a list of available Advanced Placement courses here. 

Frequently Asked Questions
How are students to complete wet labs at home to meet the College Board's requirement?
Where can I find the AP Calculus textbook?
  • The AP Calculus book is available for purchase through the publisher. Schools and districts can purchase the textbook by sending purchase orders to
  • Parents can order by phone at 1-800-848-9500 or at

The publisher indicates that it takes 7–10 days to deliver the textbook.

Schools utilizing our AP courses must go through the AP Course Audit process and select Imagine Learning as the provider. Use the syllabus numbers here to select the course(s) your school is offering, and this will allow the school to use the AP designation on student transcripts.

Textbooks are also required for some courses, but not for others. Our courses include assignments from best-in-class, College-Board-recommended textbooks that are readily available from major textbook sellers. Please review the Implementing AP Courses Document to see exactly which book is required for students. This information can also be found when you select a specific AP course from the Manage Courses page, select View Course Structure, then review the Course Documents for that specific course. 


The required textbooks listed on the Implementing AP Courses document are approved for the 2024–2025 school year. Please refer to that list when purchasing the AP texts for the upcoming school year.


We understand that there are some textbook shortages this year. In an effort to alleviate some of the stress, we have compiled an open-source replacement for the AP U.S. History textbook. For AP World History, there is a document that lists the links to some of the readings from the Comparative Reader.

AP United States History - Textbook Reading Equivalents

AP World History - Modern - Textbook Reading Equivalents 

Sometimes there are other versions of the textbooks that are listed for AP Courses. The following link is important if another version of the textbook is purchased. 

AP English Language and Composition - Textbook Reading Equivalents

In addition to textbooks, schools must also provide a highly-qualified teacher to teach an AP course. Teachers are expected to interact with students regularly either face to face or via chat and email. Teachers need to grade open-ended student responses, including essays. They also should set up online discussions in the Collaboration Corner, using the Imagine Learning provided discussion questions in each unit.


For the AP Government course, there is an allowed URL List required. 

For the AP Biology course, students must have access to materials for the required wet labs.

All other course-specific URLs are available on the Imagine Edgenuity allowed URL list.