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.