Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college level courses offered in high school and are regulated by the College Board. All courses offered at CMIS as AP courses have been course-audit approved by the College Board. Therefore you can expect academic rigor and expectations to be at a higher level with a greater workload in many cases. Some AP courses have prerequisite requirements, while others do not (check individual subject descriptions). You should consult with both the course teacher and the Guidance Counselor, if you have any questions, or doubts about the expectations of the course and your preparedness to take on the workload.
Students enrolling in AP courses will also be offered the opportunity to take the College Board AP exams at the end of the academic year (usually during the first two weeks of May). Taking the College Board exam is not compulsory, but you are strongly encouraged to do so since the course prepares you for this exam and there is the possibility of earning college/university credit. Please note, Grade 10 students may only take one AP course per semester. Sophomores are allowed to enroll in one AP course, Juniors and Seniors are not permitted to take more than three AP courses per semester.
More details about the College Board AP Program can be found at: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html