Advanced Placement Information

Advanced Placement Courses

AP Exam Coordinator: Ms. Covington - acovington@hcpss.org, (410) 313-2856.

Overview

The AP Program currently offers more than 30 courses across multiple subject areas. Each course is developed by a committee composed of college faculty and AP teachers, and covers the breadth of information, skills, and assignments found in the corresponding college course.

AP courses are taught by highly qualified high school teachers who use the AP Course Descriptions to guide them. The Course Description for each discipline outlines the course content, describes the curricular goals of the subject, and provides sample examination questions. While the Course Descriptions are a significant source of information about the course content on which the AP Exams will be based, AP teachers have the flexibility to determine how this content is presented.

Centennial High School is proud to offer a wide range of AP courses to students in all 4 grade levels. Students interested in taking AP courses should look at the Course Catalog for options or speak with their Guidance Counselor. On this page, students and parents can find information about Advanced Placement Courses offered by College Board and taught at CHS.

Registration

The registration period for the 2018 AP Exams will begin on 3/1. Students will register for exams using Naviance. Registration is only complete once a signed copy of the survey is submitted with payment. Normal registration will begin on 3/1 and end on 3/23. The cost per exam will be $94. Late registration will begin on 3/24 and end on 4/8. The cost per exam will be $94 + $25 = $119. Last minute late registration will begin 4/9 and end on 4/13. The cost per exam will be $94 + $55 = $149. NO REGISTRATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED AFTER APRIL 13th. Step-by-step directions are included in the link below.

Pre-administration Session

Students taking an AP exam are required to attend a pre-administration session EITHER Friday, April 20th from 2:30 – 4pm OR Sunday April 22nd from 10am – 1:30pm. Students may arrive anytime during the window of time and the sessions should take about 30mins. No prior signup is required but attendance is mandatory. Both sessions will take place at CHS in the cafeteria.

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If you have questions, please contact Ms. Covington, AP Coordinator at acovington@hcpss.org, (410) 313-2856.

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Reasons to take Advanced Placement Courses

Stand out in College Admissions

College application season can be an anxious time for you, your family and just about everyone who cares about you. You’ve worked hard and done your best, but how do you know you’ve got the academic experience that colleges are looking for?

· By making the decision to take an AP course, you’re letting colleges and universities know that you have what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate environment. AP courses signal to admissions officers that you’ve undertaken the most rigorous classes your high school has to offer. They see that you’ve challenged yourself with college-level course work and expectations, and have refined your skills to meet these expectations. In the increasingly competitive admissions process, this knowledge can be very valuable.

· AP courses offer admissions officers a consistent measure of course rigor across high schools, districts, states and countries — because all AP teachers, no matter where they’re teaching, have to provide a curriculum that meets college standards. So when admissions officers see “AP” on your transcript, they have a good understanding of what you experienced in a particular class and how well it prepared you for the increased challenges of college.

Courses Offered

· Art III: Portfolio Development - AP

· Art IV: Personal Dir in Art Studio - AP

· Art History

· Biology

· Calculus AB

· Calculus C/Multivariate Calculus

· Chemistry

· Chinese IV - AP Chinese Lang & Culture

· Comparative Government & Politics

· Computer Science III

· English 11

· English 12

· Environmental Science

· European History

· French V - AP French Language & Culture

· French Literature

· German IV - AP German Language & Culture

· Government & Politics

· Human Geography

· Humanities II AP (Govt/Pol)

· Humanities III AP (SS)

· Humanities III AP (Eng.)

· Humanities IV AP (Eng.)

· Microeconomics/Macroeconomics

· Music Theory II

· Photography III: Personal Dir in Photo-AP

· Photography II: Portfolio Dev- AP

· Physics C: Mechanics

· Physics I and Physics II

· Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

· Psychology

· Spanish Literature

· Spanish V - AP Spanish Language

· Statistics

· United States History

· World History