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AP Courses & University Credits

Students have the opportunity to challenge themselves with college-level courses offered by our extensive AP Program with the College Board and by our dual enrollment programs with Syracuse University and Southern New Hampshire University.

Our Highly Successful AP Program

Central Catholic High School boasts an extensive, strong, and highly successful Advanced Placement (AP) Program.

CCHS has been chosen by the College Board as one of the select schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire to offer the AP Capstone Diploma.

  • 298 CCHS students participated in the AP Program, taking over 720 AP Exams in Spring 2022.  
  • 63% of seniors, 38% of juniors, 7% of sophomores and 3% of freshmen sat for at least one AP Exam.
  • Nearly 70% of our students taking exams earned a score of 3 or better, far exceeding both state and global average
  • 109 Central Catholic students were named Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board’s AP Program, including 11 students who were awarded the AP Capstone Diploma and 5 others who earned Certificates in AP Seminar and Research.

Central Catholic’s students significantly outpaced the national and state averages on AP exams and may receive credits by colleges upon review of their scores.

Please note: the awarding of college credits is solely at the discretion of the college or the university students choose to attend.

Dual Enrollment for College & High School Credit

Central Catholic partners with Syracuse University and Southern New Hampshire University to offer dual enrollment courses to CCHS students, giving them the opportunity to receive both college credit and CCHS credit for a course taken at CCHS and taught by a CCHS faculty member.

28 AP Courses Offered

Offered on Campus Offered in Virtual Environment
AP Biology AP Art History
AP Calculus AB AP European History
AP Calculus BC AP Human Geography
AP Chemistry AP World History
AP Computer Science A  
AP Computer Science Principles  
AP Economics Micro & Macro  
AP English Language & Composition  
AP English Literature & Composition  
AP Environmental Science  
AP French Language & Culture  
AP Music Theory  
AP Physics 1  
AP Physics C  
AP Precalculus  

AP Psychology

AP Research (Capstone)  
AP Seminar (Capstone)  
AP Spanish Language & Culture  
AP Spanish Literature & Culture  
AP Statistics  
AP Studio Art  
AP US Government & Politics  
AP US History