Advanced Placement (AP)
AP Update: We have added some courses, and others have changed names
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a cooperative educational endeavor of secondary schools, colleges, and the College Board. AP courses are offered in more than 10,000 high schools in every state in the United States, every province and territory in Canada, and in 63 other countries. They are recognized in nearly 3,000 U.S. and foreign colleges and universities which grant credit, appropriate placement, or both, to students who have performed satisfactorily on AP examinations. Approximately 1,200 institutions will grant sophomore college standing to students who have demonstrated their competence in three or more of these examinations. The following exams are offered at North Central High School for Advanced Placement: Biology, Chemistry, Physics 1 & C, Environmental Science, Macro Economics, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, French Language, German Language, Japanese Language, Latin, Spanish Language, European History, U.S. Government and Politics, Human Geography, U.S. History, World History, Calculus BC, Statistics, Computer Science Principles and A, Psychology, 2-D, 3-D Art and Drawing, Art History and Music Theory.
Advance College Project (ACP)
ACP Update: We have dropped some courses
The Advance College Project (ACP) is an opportunity to begin college work while still in high school. ACP allows high school students to take college classes taught by carefully selected and specially trained secondary teachers affiliated with Indiana University (Bloomington) academic departments. ACP credit is transferable to many post-secondary institutions; however, transfer policies do vary. ACP recommends the following criteria for participation: should be on college preparatory track, a GPA of 2.7, and have appropriate high school endorsements. Currently North Central offers ACP in, Calculus AB, Advanced Composition, Finite Mathematics, Genres of Literature, Spanish, French, and Psychology.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
The International Baccalaureate Diploma program is a rigorous pre-university course of study, leading to examinations, that meets the needs of the highly motivated secondary school student. Designed as a comprehensive curriculum that allows its graduates to fulfill requirements of the various national systems of education, IB is based on the pattern of no single country. It provides students of different linguistic, cultural, and educational backgrounds with the intellectual, social, and critical perspectives necessary for the adult world that lies ahead of them.
All IB Diploma candidates are required to engage in the study of Languages, Sciences, Mathematics, and Humanities in the final two years of their secondary schooling. This program is a deliberate compromise between the preference for specialization in some countries and the emphasis on breadth often preferred in others. The intent is that students should learn how to learn, how to analyze, how to reach considered conclusions about people, their languages and literature, their ways in society, and the scientific forces of the environment.
Contact Mr. Andy Hodson, IB Coordinator
Contact Mrs. Cynthia Hairston, AP Coordinator