AP/Dual Credit


Clinton High School Offers Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Advanced Placement is a program of college-level courses and exams which give high school students the opportunity to receive college credit. Each course isstudents using microscopes developed by a committee composed of college faculty and AP teachers, and covers the breadth of information, skills, and assignments found in the corresponding college course. AP courses are taught by highly qualified high school teachers who use the AP Course Descriptions to guide them. Depending on a student’s score on the national exam, they may earn college credit, or college placement based on their future college’s AP policy. Advanced Placement classes at Clinton High School will be weighted on a student’s grade point average. Students enrolled in the course must take the exam at the end of the course at a cost of approximately $95 to the student. Financial assistance is available for students who need it. 

Each examination receives an overall grade on a five-point scale, interpreted as follows:
5 – Extremely well-qualified
4 – Well qualified
3 – Qualified
2 – Possibly qualified
1 – No recommendation

AP grade reports are sent during the summer to each student, the high school, and (if the student requests) to a college. Each college decides what examination grades it will accept. Many colleges accept grades of 3 or better and give students credit as if they had taken one of the more basic courses in the field tested. In some cases credit is not given, but the necessity of taking basic courses is waived; therefore, the student begins the program of study on an advanced level.

For the 22-23 school year, CHS will offer:

 AP Language and Composition

1 unit of high school credit (weighted) Junior or Senior 

AP Literature and Composition

1 unit of high school credit (weighted)  Junior or Senior 
AP Psychology
1 unit of high school credit (weighted)

Sophomore, Junior or Senior
AP Biology
1 unit of high school credit (weighted)

Sophomore, Junior or Senior who has taken Biology 1; Recommended to have taken Chemistry I (offered in 23-24 school year)
 AP Environmental Science 1 unit of high school credit (weighted) Sophomore, Junior, or Senior who has taken Biology 1; Recommended to have taken Chemistry 1 (offered in 22-23 school year)


Dual credit is an opportunity for high school students who are capable of meeting an increased challenge to earn high school credit and/or college credit through selected courses. Dual credit courses are offered at the high school, technical school, college campus or online by certified teachers.

Clinton High School participates in the High School/College Program through UCM and SFCC. Students may take online dual credit courses through any accredited post-secondary institution. Students should consult their guidance counselor if they are interested in participating.

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