DCC Advanced Placement (AP) Program

 Overview:

The Advanced Placement (AP) program is a national program offered by Discovery Canyon Campus in cooperation with the College Board. The AP program provides students the opportunity to pursue college-level studies while in high school. At the conclusion of the AP course, students will take a College Board National AP Exam administered on a national test date. Depending on scores, a student may receive college-level credit for AP classes. Acceptance of AP scores for college credit is determined by each college or university. It is the student's responsibility to research policies at individual institutions regarding AP credit.

All students enrolled in an AP course are expected to take the national AP Exam in May as part of the enrollment agreement. If a student does not take the AP Exam, he or she must first seek approval from the teacher; the AP Coordinator, Mrs. Amy Geraci; and Dr. Wahlstrom. In addition, if a student does not take the AP Exam he or she will be required to complete an alternate assignment or final for that course.

AP courses are intended to meet the needs of students seeking in-depth acceleration of curricular content. Because AP courses offer college-level curriculum, they are more demanding than a standard high school course. While AP courses have the academic rigor of a college program and reward achievement, they also provide greater opportunities to master a subject and to explore it in greater depth. Students who enroll in AP courses must be highly motivated and willing to work responsibly to develop analytical reasoning skills and disciplined work habits. AP courses exceed the minimum state standards for core content areas and have received District 20 approval to award weighted credit.

 

Please view the "What's an AP class like?" document at the bottom of this page.
Please view the AP Parent Presentation located in AP Documents.

Please view the DCC AP/DP Comparison Chart located in AP Documents.

 

 AP scores go online in July! Be sure you have a College Board account so you can access them. http://apscore.org

 

AP Exam Schedule  2018-2019

Date

Time

Exam

Location

Week 1

May 6, Monday

8:00 am

US Gov & Politics

Checks Unlimited

May 7, Tuesday

 

no exams

 

May 8, Wednesday

8:00 am

English Literature

Checks Unlimited

May 9, Thursday

8:00 am

Chemistry

Checks Unlimited

May 9  Thursday

12:00 pm

Psychology

Checks Unlimited

May 10, Friday

8:00 am

US History

Checks Unlimited

Week 2

May 13, Monday

8:00 am

Biology

Checks Unlimited

May 14, Tuesday

8:00 am

Calculus AB/BC

Checks Unlimited

May 15, Wednesday

8:00 am

English Language

Checks Unlimited

May 16, Thursday

12:00 pm

Statistics

Checks Unlimited

May 17, Friday

12:00 pm

Computer Science

Checks Unlimited

 

Testing Location

 

All AP Exams will be held at Checks Unlimited, 8245 North Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, 80920. Check- in time for all morning exams is no later than 7:30 am. Check-in time for all afternoon exams is no later than 11:30 am. Please locate the permission slip below, under AP Forms.

 

 

 2019-2020 School Year

 
 
How to Enroll in AP Courses:
 
All students considering AP level courses should carefully consider his/her level of preparation and commitment to the content area. Likewise, students should discuss all options with parents and teachers.

The successful AP student must:

  • Possess the prerequisite skills, work ethic, and attitudes necessary for success at the AP level;
  • Make a conscious decision to commit to the academic rigor required in an AP course;
  • Display past and current academic performance in the above average range;
  • Receive a positive recommendation from his/her current teacher. (If there are any questions about these skills, the student's current teacher is the best source of information in helping to make this important decision.)
 

ALL students requesting enrollment in an AP course MUST complete the Advanced Placement Expectation Agreement form found in AP Documents, below, and submit that to Mrs. Amy Geraci in Campus Services by March 1, 2019.

 

Dropping an AP Course:
 
Enrollment in an AP Course is a full year commitment. Requests for dropping an AP course will only be considered within the first 10 days of school and only when it is evident through a conference with the AP teacher, AP Coordinator, the student's counselor, and the student and parent(s) that the student has been academically misplaced. A conference may be held to assess the student's individual needs and long-term graduation goals. Additionally, changes are subject to the availability of an alternate course; such availability is often significantly limited once the semester has begun. The schedule change, if deemed academically necessary and logistically possible, will then follow the schedule change process per the Discovery Canyon Campus policy.
 
Please feel free to visit the CollegeBoard/AP website at https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home
 
Advanced Placement courses currently offered at DCC:
 
    AP English Language & Composition
    AP English Literature & Composition
    AP Computer Science A
    AP US History
    AP Biology
    AP Calculus AB
    AP Calculus BC
    AP Statistics
 
See the Course Curriculum Guide for course description.
 
 
     
 


 


 


 


 


 


 

  
  
  
  
Advanced Placement Expectation Agreement, 2019-2020.docx
  
2/4/2019 8:30 AMAmy Geraci
AP-DP Chart--Final.pdf
  
11/15/2013 11:45 AMAmy Geraci
ap-parents-night-presentation--DCC, 2017.pptx
  
1/22/2018 12:13 PMAmy Geraci
What's an AP Class Like.docx
  
2/10/2016 2:26 PMAmy Geraci

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