Advanced Placement

In Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, we firmly believe that setting high standards for all students creates a greater opportunity for future success. We are committed to providing the support necessary to help every student succeed at high levels. Here are a couple of examples of how we are using the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program to make that happen:

Equal Access to Academic Rigor

All high school CMS students who are prepared and willing to accept the challenge of a rigorous academic curriculum can enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

CMS offers the following AP courses in high school:

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB/BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language
  • German Language
  • Government and Politics: Comparative
  • Government and Politics: United States
  • Human Geography
  • Japanese Language and Culture
  • Latin Literature
  • Macro/microeconomics
  • Music Theory
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art: 2-D Design
  • Studio Art: 3-D Design
  • Studio Art: Drawing
  • United States History
  • World History


  • Information regarding AP & IB exams for 2013-2014         AP-IB Exams_FAQ.pdf
  • Visit College Board’s website for more information about AP courses:
  • Visit IB’s website for more information on the IB programming:
  • For information on applying to an IB magnet school in CMS, please visit the Magnet Programs website at: