Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment
The Advanced Placement (AP) program sponsored by the College Board enables exceptional students to study college-level courses while in high school. The highest possible score on an AP exam is 5, and most universities accept scores of 3, 4, and 5 for credit.
Dual Enrollment (DE) enables high school juniors and seniors to earn college credit for courses they take at CCA. DE courses are taught by CCA faculty who are college or university adjunct professors. Students must meet the DE entrance requirements set by the College or University through whom the DE course is offered.
AP Credit Policy
Find out the AP score required by the college of your choice in order to receive credit.
AP Scholar Awards
The AP Program offers AP Scholar Awards to recognize high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through AP courses and exams. There is no monetary award, but students receive an award certificate and their achievement is acknowledged on any AP score report that is sent to colleges the following fall. CCA students have achieved at all the following levels through our AP program.
Students that successfully complete AP Seminar and AP Research while successfully completing (with a score of 3 or higher) at least 4 AP courses and exams will be awarded the AP Capstone Diploma.
Students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.
AP Scholar with Honor
Students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
AP Scholar with Distinction
Students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
National AP Scholar
Students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.