Advanced Studies in CCPS High Schools

    for High School Students Who Are Identified as Gifted or High-Performing

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    AP College Courses in Our High Schools
    The Advanced Placement (AP) Program provides college-level courses and exams in various subject areas for students in secondary schools. More than 2,900 universities and colleges worldwide grant credit, advanced placement, or both to students who have performed satisfactorily on the exams, and approximately 1,400 institutions grant sophomore standing to students who have demonstrated their competence in three or more of these exams. Approximately 14,000 high schools throughout the world participate in the Advanced Placement Program.  AP Exams are taken each May.
    Interested students are encouraged to check with their school counselors to learn more about the prerequisites needed and specific courses offered at their schools.

    Important Items to Remember When Considering Enrolling in an AP Class 

    • Advanced Placement classes require a commitment of extra hours of studying per day and/or week. Thoughtful consideration of schedules, extracurricular activities, and future goals and interests is important.
    • Advanced Placement courses are a full term/year commitment.
    • Advanced Placement Exams are given in May of each year, and CCPS students are expected to complete an exam for each Advanced Placement course in their schedule. The Advanced Placement Exam fee is paid for CCPS students by the Collier County School District as long as the student has not previously taken the same exam.
    • Advanced Placement Exam scores of 3 or higher may allow students to earn college credit.  The student is expected to refer to the specific college catalog to determine what the college will accept.


    Important Links Concerning AP Classes 
    By clicking on a link below, you will leave the Collier County Public School's website.  The intent of this resource is to provide additional information regarding AP classes.  The district does not support or disavow information contained within other websites.