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Advanced Placement - AP

Advanced Placement is a program that offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations.

Early College Credit

Students can earn early college credit through a variety of options including articulated high school courses, Career Access, dual enrollment courses, and/or concurrent enrollment.

Taking an AP class is great prep for acing the corresponding AP test. Held every May, AP tests are scored on a scale from 1–5.  If your college offers AP credit, a score of a 4 or higher could allow you to earn college credits without paying college tuition. Some students are able to skip the entire first year of college this way, thus cutting the entire cost of their college education by one quarter.

  • Dual Enrollment - A program that provides the opportunity for qualifying juniors and seniors in high school to take college-level courses.
  • Concurrent Enrollment - Programs that allow students to be enrolled in two separate, academically related institutions such as high school students taking college or university courses.
  • Articulated Credit - The CTE program has an agreement with a Post-Secondary school. Students already have the skills from their CTE class and receive credit so that they don't need the repeat certain classes. 

AP High School Programs

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