Advanced Placement


College Level Exam Program


Dual Enrollment


Local Dual Credit


College-level high school courses offered in multiple subjects

Nationally recognized exams used to assess college-level knowledge, offered in multiple subjects

Postsecondary (PS) course taught at the high school

*Students are co-currently enrolled in the PS institution.

High school course aligned to standards at local postsecondary (PS) institution

Optional exam for credit at local Post-Secondary institution 


Course and exam


*Must register and test independently via The College Board website.


Course and Exam


The College Board

The College Board

Individual TN Post-Secondary Institutions

Individual TN Post-Secondary Institutions

Student fees


*Registration and testing occurs at CHS.

Exam fees-

*Waived if student completes the course prep. via the Modern States website.

Course tuition, fees, books *Registration and testing occurs at CHS.

Exam fees

*Testing is optional.  Registration and testing occurs via local PS institution.

High school Credit & Graduation Requirements

AP courses meet high school graduation and/or elective credit requirements

CLEP alone does not satisfy HS credit and/or graduation requirements. 

*For HS credit, student must also enroll in the CLEP-aligned HS course.

Dual Enrollment courses meet high school graduation and/or elective credit requirements

LDC courses fulfill the same requirements as aligned high school courses

High School Recognition State Policies

Qualifies for GPA weighting-

*One quality point added to the GPA.

CLEP alone is not a course.

CLEP-aligned courses do not qualify for GPA weighting

Qualifies for GPA weighting-

*One quality point added to the GPA.

Does not qualify for GPA weighting

Postsecondary Credit Determinant

Score on AP exam

Score on CLEP exam


Dual enrollment course completion with passing grade as assigned by postsecondary institution

Score on exam at or above the established cut score

Postsecondary Credit Awarded

Determined by postsecondary institutions *Search Here

Awarded upon matriculation

Determined by postsecondary institutions-  *Search Here

Awarded upon matriculation


Credit awarded on PS transcript upon course completion

Credit can be transferred to other PS institutions

Credit is only accepted at the partnering Post-Sec.institution

Students should notify PS registrar upon matriculation


Advanced Placement Courses at CHS 2018-2019:
  • Art Drawing / Studio
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science Principles
  • Economics - Macro
  • Economics - Micro
  • English Language & Composition
  • English Literature & Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French
  • German
  • Government
  • Human Geography
  • Latin
  • Music Theory
  • Physics C
  • Physics I
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • US History
  • World History
  • Biology
  • Calculus III
  • College Algebra
  • Culinary
  • Differential Equations
  • English
  • US History
  • Administrative Office Technology**
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Assistant Animal Lab Tech**
  • Automotive Technology
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Computer Based Graphic Design
  • Computer Information Technology**
  • Drafting and CAD Technology**
  • Electronics Technology
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Pharmacy Technology**
  • Practical Nursing
  • Welding

** Also offered as Dual Credit


Please see the CHS Program of Studies, available on the CHS website, for course enrollment requirements & pre-requisites.  Grade-level course-selection forms are available on the website as well.