Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement at Carmel High Schools (CHS) is a national program providing uniform curriculum that is administered through the College Board. When students score a 3 or higher on the standardized AP tests in May, they can receive college credit or course exemption at all Indiana accredited universities.

During the 2011-2012 school year, almost 1457 CHS students enrolled in at least one AP course, with over 80% scoring high enough to earn college credit. In 2012, Carmel Clay Schools was named to the College Board’s AP District Honor Roll for a third year in a row for their increased AP participation and strong performance. 

CHS students, who participated in the AP program, took 2431 AP exams and scored a 3, 4, or 5 and which resulted in 6045 college credit hours earned in high school. With college fees at approximately $400 a credit hour, this program offers students and their parents an estimated college savings of over $2,418,000!

CHS students are strongly encouraged to enroll in the rigorous curriculum of AP courses offered, not only for the potential financial savings, but because research shows:

  • AP students are more likely to complete their bachelor’s degrees on time
  • AP is an important factor in college admittance and scholarship decisions
  • AP students are far better prepared for serious academic work when entering college

Providing a sound educational foundation for our students and a head start in their college careers is an important role CHS plays in student’s lives.

For more information about the Advance Placement program, please visit the www.collegeboard.com

  • AP costs are about $85 per exam, but many math and science exams are covered by the State of Indiana and fees are reduced to about $8 per exam.

 

ACP: Advanced College Project

The Advanced College Project is a national program offered through Indiana University. CHS offers seven ACP courses in English, Chemistry, Calculus, Finite Math, and History that can earn students a total of 27 Indiana University college credit hours. Students pay a reduced tuition (approximately $86/credit hour) directly to Indiana University and earn credit at both CHS and IU.With college credits averaging at about $400 per credit, a student who took all seven ACP courses at Carmel High School could save $8478 in college expenses!

Students who do not plan to attend IU as a post-secondary school are encouraged to present their IU transcript to their selected university for possibly transfer credit. For more information about ACP, please visit http://acp.indiana.edu/.

AP Courses Offered at CHS

There are over 30 AP courses offered at Carmel High School. 

  • Advanced Composition (ACP)
  • American Studies: US history/English Literature
  • Biology
  • Brief Survey of Calculus (ACP)
  • Calculus AB (ACP)
  • Calculus BC (ACP)
  • Chemistry (ACP)
  • Comparative Government & Politics
  • Computer Science
  • English Literature & Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • Finite Mathematics (ACP)
  • French Language
  • Genres of Literature (ACP)
  • German Language
  • Human Geography
  • Japanese Language & Culture
  • Latin Vergil
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Physics B
  • Physics C
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • Studio Art
  • U. S. History (ACP)
  • U.S. Government & Politics
  • World History