Advanced Placement
Advanced Placement

​In Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, we firmly believe that setting high standards for all students creates a greater opportunity for future success. We are committed to providing the support necessary to help every student succeed at high levels. Here are a couple of examples of how we are using the College Board's Advanced Placement Program to make that happen.


Equal Access to Academic Rigor

All CMS students who are prepared and willing to accept the challenge of a rigorous academic curriculum can enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

CMS offers the following AP courses:

  • Art History

  • Biology

  • Calculus AB/BC

  • Chemistry

  • Computer Science

  • English Language and Composition

  • English Literature and Composition

  • Environmental Science

  • European History

  • French Language

  • German Language

  • Government and Politics: Comparative

  • Government and Politics: United States

  • Human Geography

  • Japanese Language & Culture

  • Latin Literature

  • Macro/microeconomics

  • Music Theory

  • Physics

  • Psychology

  • Spanish Language

  • Spanish Literature

  • Statistics

  • Studio Art: 2-D Design

  • Studio Art: 3-D Design

  • Studio Art: Drawing

  • United States History

  • World History

    • Achieving Great Results

      • AP enrollment has increased from 4,079 in 1995-1996 to 12,736 in 2012-2013.   

      •  CMS has increased the number of exams taken from 2,200 in 1995-1996 to 9,022 in 2012-2013.

      • In 2013, CMS students earned a score of 3 or better on 65% of AP exams.

      • All CMS AP courses participate in the College Board's audit process to ensure rigorous college-level content and pedagogy.

      • In Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, 1,357 students have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams taken in May 2013.

      • Read more about 2013 AP results at Writing SAT Scores Rise in CMS.

      • Information regarding AP & IB exams for 2015-2016 coming soon!

      Questions? Please email Parker Morse HERE​ or (980) 343-2701.