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Advanced Placement Courses

 

Advanced Placement courses are taught as college-level courses in content and style. Upon completing the course, the student usually takes the appropriate Advanced Placement Examination offered at our high school by the College Board in May for a fee of approximately $85. According to the College Board publication, “What You Should Know About AP Examinations,” taking the examination may offer the following benefits:

  • Exemption by your college/university from beginning courses and permission to take higher-level courses in certain fields.

  • Academic credit awarded for exams taken.

  • Time to explore undergraduate subject areas that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to study.

  • Eligibility for honors and other special programs open to students who have received AP recognition.

Some courses offered by Colonie Central High School also offer college credit from area colleges and universities. For more information, contact the high school Counseling Center.