What is AP?

  • logo The Best Preparation for College

    Advanced Placement courses are the most rigorous, college-level honors courses available to high school students.  Centennial proudly offers 19 AP classes, including AP Research, new for the 2021-22 school year. AP courses and exams require college-level critical thinking, scholarly writing, self discipline and perseverance, and time management. AP students develop the skills to earn strong ACT and SAT scores, persevere in college, and earn degrees!

    Who should take AP? YOU SHOULD TAKE AP! Any student performing at grade level, who desires a greater challenge, should consider Advanced Placement courses.


AP Information for Families


AP Students Take AP Exams

  • Students who complete AP classes during either semester can optionally take a corresponding AP Exam in May.  Nearly all colleges and universities in the United States grant credit to students who earn qualifying scores on AP exams.  

    Earn College Credit

    Skip Introductory College Courses

    Save Money and Time

    Stand Out to Selective Colleges

    Students who pass AP exams not only save money and time; they challenge themselves to meet an internationally respected level of rigor. Solid AP test scores are among the strongest evidence selective universities and scholarship committees consider when identifying students with college-level critical thinking, scholarly writing, and time management skills. 

    Use the College Board's site to discover the required AP Exam score for whichever college or university you plan to attend:

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Current Centennial AP Classes

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    Course Titles, Teachers, and More Information

     

    English and Interdisciplinary

     

    AP Seminar (Capstone Course)

    Mr. Schoonover

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    AP Language and Composition

    Mr. Butler

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    AP Literature and Composition

    Mr. TenBarge

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    AP Research (Capstone Course)

    Mr. TenBarge

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    Math and Computer Science

     

    AP Calculus AB

    Mr. Gahan

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    AP Calculus BC

    Mr. Gahan

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    AP Statistics

    Mr. O'Neill

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    AP Computer Science A

    Mrs. Denton

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    AP Computer Science Principles

    Mrs. Denton

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    Biological and Physical Sciences

     

    AP Biology

    Mr. Schmidt

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    AP Chemistry

    Mr. Carothers

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    AP Environmental Science

    Mrs. Petersen

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    AP Physics 1

    Mrs. Cota

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    History and Social Sciences

     

    AP Human Geography

    Mr. TenBarge

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    AP European History

    Mr. Schoonover

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    AP United States History

    Mr. Taylor

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    AP U.S. Government and Politics

    Mr. Visintainer

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    AP Macroeconomics

    Mr. White

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    Test Registration and General AP Questions

     
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    Click here for a list of all Advanced Placement courses.  Centennial offers many of these additional courses, depending upon student interest during course registration.


The AP Capstone Program

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    Capstone Diploma

     

    AP Capstone is a College Board diploma program based on two yearlong AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research.  Rather than teaching subject-specific content, these courses develop students’ skills in research, analysis, evidence-based arguments, collaboration, writing, and presenting. Students who complete the two-year program can earn one of two different AP Capstone awards, valued by colleges across the United States and around the world: 

    AP Capstone Diploma

    • Score of 3 or higher on AP Seminar Exam
    • Score of 3 or higher on AP Research Exam
    • 4 Additional AP Exam Scores of 3 or Higher

     

    AP Seminar and Research Certificate

    • Score of 3 or higher on AP Seminar Exam
    • Score of 3 or higher on AP Research Exam

     

Contact Us

  • Mrs. Amanda Wood
    Centennial AP Coordinator
    623-412-4414
    Email