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Advanced Placement & College in the Schools

Eden Prairie High School offers numerous Advanced Placement and College in the Schools courses. Students taking these courses may be eligible to receive college credit.

Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is an opportunity for high school students to pursue and receive credit for college-level course work while in high school. The AP Program, sponsored by the College Board, is based on the premise that college-level material can be taught successfully to able and well-prepared secondary school students. The College Board offers 31 exams in a wide variety of areas each spring.

At EPHS, students may take any of the 31 exams for which they feel that they are qualified (and whether or not they have taken the accompanying course).

Advanced Placement (AP) tests are administered in May. A qualifying score on any AP test may enable a student to receive college credit, meet prerequisite requirements or both, depending on the college or university.

AP Exam Registration begins in mid- February, and runs through mid-March. Click here for AP registration instructions.

 EPHS Advanced Placement Courses

 Biology  Calculus AB
Calculus BC
 Chemistry
 Comparative Politics
English Language & Composition
 Computer Science A
 English Literature & Composition
 European History
 U.S. Government  Macroeconomics  Microeconomics
 Physics 1
 Statistics  US History
Computer Science Principles


College in the Schools

The College in the Schools (CIS) program delivers introductory-level University of Minnesota credit courses to advanced juniors and seniors. CIS courses are taught at EPHS during the regular school day.

 EPHS College in the Schools Courses

 French V French VI German VGerman VI Spanish V  Spanish VI


College/Universities may differ on accepting/capping Advanced Placement, College in the Schools, PSEO, or PLTW credits.

Additional information on these courses can be found in the course catalog.
 

Why Take the Optional Advanced Placement Exams?

  1. Most colleges will confer credits for the subject area and waive requirements, depending the exam score received. AP scores range from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest score. See online at https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement/search-credit-policies for specific college thresholds for AP credit.

  2. Admissions counselors like to see AP exam scores. Even a low score indicates your willingness to seek out challenge; however, you will have the option to cancel your score at any time, even after you receive the score.

  3. Students are recognized as AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, AP Scholar with Distinction, or National AP Scholar each year – another admissions plus!

    1. AP Scholar – score of 3+ on 3+ exams

    2. AP Scholar with Honor – score of 3+ on 4+ exams and average of 3.25+ on all exams taken

    3. AP Scholar with Distinction – score of 3+ on 5+ exams and average of 3.5+ on all exams taken

    4. National AP Scholar – score of 4+ on 8+ exams and average of 4+ on all exams taken.

  4. There is little risk to taking AP exams. You have already done the hard part by taking the corresponding AP course. With regular review of the material between now and the exam (approx. 1 hour per week) and by taking some practice tests, you will likely perform well on the AP exam. A limited number of review books are available in the EPHS Media Center. 

 
 
 
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