The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® is a nation-wide cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools, colleges, and universities. Since its inception in 1955, the AP Program has provided motivated high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting. Students who participate in the Program not only gain college-level skills, but in many cases they earn college credit while they are still in high school. Dedicated and enthusiastic high school teachers, following course guidelines developed and published by the College Board, teach AP courses. The Program’s success is rooted in the collaborative efforts of motivated students, dedicated teachers, and Central High School. By participating in the AP Program, Central High students make a commitment to the rigor and challenge of college-level courses.  The AP program, available for qualifying students, enables students to do college level work and earn college credit by examination in calculus, statistics, English, history (world and US), economics, human geography, government, psychology, world languages (French, German, Latin, and Spanish), science (biology, chemistry, and physics), music, art, and computer science. Taking honors courses in these subjects prepares students to enter the Advanced Placement classes.

“AP” designation on the transcript for each course is contingent upon authorization of the College Board. Should staff change occur, the course will be reauthorized upon College Board approval. Regardless of authorization, each course prepares students for the Advanced Placement exam(s) administered in May.

Dual Enrollment
The Omaha Public Schools and the University of Nebraska at Omaha have partnered to bring this advanced education opportunity to our students.  Dual Enrollment allows Advanced Placement students to earn college credit while still in high school.  This credit is earned in the high school setting with enrollment in certain Advanced Placement courses.  Once the student successfully completes the course, she/he is required to either take the College Board Advanced Placement exam administered by the high school or the AP Alternative Assessment given by the teacher and included as part of the student's final grade.
The faculty at UNO and the staff at Central High School will work together to determine which classes meet the academic requirements of the Dual Enrollment Program.
Metropolitan Community College also offers dual enrollment opportunities for specific classes at Central High School.

Course offerings may vary school-to-school and year-to-year. 


National Association for Gifted Children  is a non-profit organization of parents, teachers, educators, community leaders and other professionals who unite to address the unique needs of all children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experience

TAG: The Association for the Gifted is a national advocacy group for gifted education.  It is part of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), a leading special education professional organization.



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