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Earning College Credit (AP & Dual Enrollment)

There are several ways that high school students can earn college credit while still in high school.

1. ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)

This is a a designation for courses that are taught in a high school setting, but at a college level. At the end of the course, students take a comprehensive AP exam. The cost of each exam is approximately $94. Many colleges will award college credit hours for the course if a student earns a score of 3, 4, or 5 on the AP exam. Click here for the CMHS Course Catalog, which includes a list of AP courses. 

AP Scoring

5 = extremely well qualified

4 = well qualified

3 = qualified

2 = possibly qualified

1 = no qualification

AP Preparatory Materials

Click here to view College Board prep materials for AP exams 

AP Exam Schedule

Click here for the AP exam schedule

Register for AP Exams

Click here to register and pay for AP exams

2. DUAL ENROLLMENT

Dual enrollment classes give eligible students an opportunity to earn high school credit and college credit for certain courses taken in high school. Final grades in dual enrollment courses are recorded on both the high school and college transcripts. CMHS currently partners with LSUS, Northwestern State University, and LA Tech to offer dual enrollment courses, although this is subject to change.

Dual Enrollment Courses 

Fall Semester: Advanced Math, English IV, Pre-Calculus, Spanish III, US History

Spring Semester: Advanced Math, Algebra II, American History, Business Computer Applications, English III, English IV, Pre-Calculus, Spanish III, US History/American History AP, World History

Dual Enrollment Eligibility 

Students must be enrolled in a dual enrollment class, be on track for completing the Louisiana TOPS University Curriculum, and meet the following minimum requirements:

LSUS ($150 per 3-hour dual enrollment course)

  • Must be enrolled in a junior or senior level course

  • Must have a composite score of 18 or higher on the ACT or PLAN (if student has both scores, then only the ACT score will be used)

  • Must have an ACT English sub score of 18 or higher

  • Must have an ACT math sub score of 19 or higher

  • Must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Northwestern (tuition and fees are waived if student meets requirements)

  • Must be enrolled in a junior or senior level course

  • Must have a composite score of 18 or higher on the ACT or PLAN (if student has both scores, then only the ACT score will be used)

  • Must have an ACT/PLAN English sub score of 18 or higher

  • Must have an ACT/PLAN math sub score of 19 or higher

  • Sophomores and Juniors must have a 3.0 GPA or higher in a 4.0 scale; Seniors must have a 2.75 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale.

LA Tech (tuition and fees are to be determined)

  • Must be enrolled in a junior or senior level course

  • Must have a composite score of 18 or higher on the ACT or PLAN (if student has both scores, then only the ACT score will be used)

  • Must have an ACT English sub score of 18 or higher

  • Must have an ACT math sub score of 19 or higher

  • Must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

*All information listed herein is subject to change at any time, without notice