IB Diploma Program and Advanced Placement

  • Not many high schools get to offer multiple prestigious college-prep programs like the IB Diploma Program and Advanced Placement. That's a great opportunity for students at Central, but it creates some difficult choices going into 11th and 12th grade. Both of these programs have interesting classes, caring teachers (sometimes the same teachers working in both programs), and the possibility of earning college credit at colleges and universities with a qualifying exam score. The question is not, "which is better," but rather, "which is better for me?"

    Here are some of the similarities and differences between IB DP and AP classes: