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AP Course Offerings

Ready for a Challenge?

Advanced Placement (AP®) programming, a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools, colleges, and the College Board, provides an opportunity for high school students to pursue and receive credit for college-level coursework. Many students enjoy the challenge and teachers find that A.P. classes greatly enhance students’ confidence and academic interests. Plus, college professors regularly report that they find A.P. students better prepared for intense academic work.

So it’s no wonder that AP courses fit right in with CHCA’s already challenging college prep curriculum. As our students grow and thrive in a culture of vigorous inquiry, persistent effort, and thoughtful attention to their individual gifts, AP classes are often a natural next step as they become agile, innovative thinkers who desire to be fully prepared for the next step in their academic lives.

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Advanced Placement (

AP® )


Summer 2021

• Number of students taking AP exams 164
• Number of AP exams taken 353
• Percent of students scoring 3, 4 or 5 87.4%



CHCA offers 23 courses authorized by College Board to carry the Advanced Placement designation. Each exam has multiple choice and writing sections. AP exam grades are reported on a 5-point scale:

5 Extremely well qualified*
4 Well qualified*
3 Qualified*
2 Possibly qualified*
1 No recommendation**

*Qualified to receive college credit or advanced placement
** No recommendation to receive college credit or advanced placement

AP Courses Offered by CHCA
English/Language Arts AP Language and Composition (11th)
AP Literature and Composition (12th)
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Statistics
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
AP Physics I
AP Physics II
Social Studies AP European History*
AP Human Geography*
AP Microeconomics
AP United States Government and Politics
AP United States History
*Alternates every other year
World Languages AP Latin
AP Chinese Language and Culture
AP Spanish Language and Composition
Fine Arts AP Art 2D
AP Art 3D
AP Art Studio
AP Music Theory
Computer Science AP Computer Science Principles