• Advanced Placement & College in High School 

     
    The Fort Cherry School District offers students many opportunities to participate in college level courses while still in high school. College credit is optional, though students do not receive a weighted grade unless the course is taken for college credit. This includes completion of the Advanced Placement (AP) Exam in the Advanced Placement courses and enrollment in the University of Pittsburgh for the College in High School (CHS) courses.
     
     

    Courses for Credit

     

    Students who elect to take a College in High School course must take the course for college credit. Parents/Guardians/Students are required to pay the fee for the college course credit. Students who earn a C (70%) or better for a final grade will be reimbursed for the cost of the college course, upon submitting a copy of the report card and a copy of the cancelled check or receipt proving payment. Students who take the College in High School courses will have a weighted letter grade assigned to them.

     

    Students who elect to take an Advanced Placement course must take the Advanced Placement Exam. Parents/Guardians/Students are required to pay the fee for the Advanced Placement Exam. Students who earn a passing score, as determined by the College Board, will be reimbursed for the cost of the Advanced Placement Exam, upon submitting a copy of the passing score record and a copy of the cancelled check or receipt proving payment. Students who take the Advanced Placement Exam will be exempt from completing a final exam in the course. Students who take the Advanced Placement Exam will have a weighted letter grade assigned to them.

     
    For more information about the reimbursement process, please contact Dr. Trisha Craig, tcraig@fortcherry.org. 

      

     
    Course Offerings
     
    College in High School Courses:   Argument (COMMRC 0550: Argument) 
                                                          *Calculus (MATH 0220: Analytic Geometry/Calculus)
                                                         **Statistics (STAT 0200: Basic Applied Statistics)
     
    Advanced Placement Courses:     AP Biology
                                                         *AP Calculus AB
                                                          AP Chemistry
                                                          AP Computer Science A
                                                          AP English Literature & Composition 
                                                          AP Physics 1
                                                          AP Physics 2
                                                          AP Psychology
                                                          AP Spanish 
                                                       **AP Statistics
                                                          AP United States Government & Politics 
                                                          AP United States History 
     
    *Calculus and AP Calculus AB are the same course. Students have the options of taking the course for AP credit, CHS credit, or both.
     
    **Statistics and AP Statistics are the same course. Students have the options of taking the course for AP credit, CHS credit, or both.
     
      
    More Information 
     
    For more information regarding the College Board and the Advanced Placement Program, please click here to access the College Board website. 
     
    For more information regarding the College in High School Program through the University of Pittsburgh, please click here.