Advanced Placement (AP) Program
The Advanced Placement (AP) program is a curriculum in the United States and Canada sponsored by the College Board which offers standardized courses to high school students. AP is a special learning experience that help students succeed in college. AP's college-level courses and exams can earn college credit that is generally recognized to be equivalent to undergraduate courses in college. Participating colleges may grant up to a year of college for students who pass exams at a 3, 4, or 5 level.
The focus of the AP classroom is not to memorize facts but rather to approach subjects in a whole new way: engaging in rigorous discussions, participating in collaborative problem solving, and creating clear and persuasive writing.
All AP exams have been recently updated and CMS is devoted to teachers having the most up to date training related to new testing and teaching requirements.
See the PROGAM OF STUDIES (PDF) file for more information about specific AP courses.