What is AP?
Advanced Placement (AP) is a program in the United States created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. Each course is one year long, designed to explore a subject in depth and to give students the experience of an intro-level college class while still in high school.
All AP courses culminate in an approximately 3 hour exam which allows students to demonstrate the knowledge and application skills they have developed throughout the year. American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the end of course examinations. AP exams are scored on a scale from 1-5.
Taking AP classes is a great way for students to challenge themselves academically and show colleges that they are serious about their studies in particular areas. An AP course on your transcript can signal stronger academic training.
At CAHS, any student who enrolls in an AP course will also automatically be enrolled in the AP exam. All exam registration fees are taken care of by the Columbus City Schools Gifted and Talented Office. This means that each student at CAHS has an opportunity to take AP courses, regardless of financial status.
All AP teachers at CAHS have been to official training for their coursework and abide by the regulations of the CollegeBoard.
Visit the CollegeBoard's website to access more information about the Advanced Placement Program.
AP Courses Currently Offered at CAHS
AP Calculus (Only offered within the IB Analysis and Approaches HL Course)
AP United States Government and Politics
AP United States History
Student View of AP Classroom
AP teachers can use AP Classroom to give you assignments using resources that help you learn AP content and skills and demonstrate your knowledge and capabilities. These resources include:
- AP Daily: Watch short, searchable mobile-friendly videos that cover the content and skills you’re studying in class and provide targeted support to help you build knowledge and skills.
- Topic questions: Your teacher can assign these questions that check your understanding to give you immediate feedback on any misunderstandings.
- Progress checks: Get real-time feedback on the topics and skills in each unit as your teacher unlocks progress checks. Use your results to pinpoint misunderstandings and create your own study plan.
- My Assignments: Bring it all together on one screen – view and take all your assignments, see what’s coming up, and view detailed results with links for further study.
The video below provides a brief walkthrough of AP Classroom to get an understanding of what the platform looks like on the student end and what support materials are available for preparing for AP Exams.