AP - Advanced Placement

Central AP Info

  • The Advanced Placement Program (AP) began at Central in 1994. Juniors and seniors are eligible for AP courses. There is no entrance requirement, although a prerequisite course may be necessary in preparation for the AP class. The student must be academically ready and highly motivated to engage in the rigors of the scope and depth of the AP course. Administered by the College Board, AP courses are standardized nationally. Exams are administered each May and graded externally. If students test well, college credits may be awarded by most colleges in the United States and Canada.

    For more answers about specific AP questions visit:

    College Board AP information

    Central's AP Program Video


    AP Exams offered at Central:

    Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles (Exam Only), English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, German Language and Culture (Exam Only), Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics (Exam Only), Music Theory (Exam Only), Physics 1 (Exam Only), Physics C Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics (Exam Only), Spanish Language and Culture (Exam Only), Statistics, United States Government and Politics, United States History, World History: Modern (Exam Only)

    *Students not currently enrolled at Central High School will be allowed to test only for those AP courses we offer during the 2021-22 School Year.  Please email AP Coordinator Joleen Armstrong to request a join code. joleen.armstrong@stpaul.k12.mn.us  

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