Independent research on the academic benefits of the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition course indicates that not all students receive academic benefits from participating in the course. In a study with a sample size of over 90,000, the authors found that students who took the AP English Literature and Composition course did not receive any increase in academic achievement unless they also prepared for and took the AP test. The authors controlled for over 70 intervening variables and found that AP students who took and passed the English Composition and Literature exam had ACT scores that were points higher than non-AP students or AP English students who did not take their course's AP test.  This led the authors to state that AP participation "... is not beneficial to students who merely enroll in the courses ..."  :p. 414
Talk to your counselor about taking the course online through an approved provider.
Smith, Michael W., Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, and James E. Fredricksen. Oh, Yeah! Putting Argument to Work Both in School and Out . Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
CSP & Capstone. October 1 st preferred submission date of initial course materials (a syllabus and AP Course Audit form) for the 2017-18 school year.