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Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program has enabled millions of students to take college-level courses and earn college credit, advanced placement, or both, while still in high school. AP Exams are given each year in May. Students who earn a qualifying score on an AP Exam are typically eligible to receive college credit and/or placement into advanced courses in college. Every aspect of AP course and exam development is the result of collaboration between AP teachers and college faculty. They work together to develop AP courses and exams, set scoring standards, and score the exams. College faculty review every AP teacher’s course syllabus. 

AP Courses

At Cooper, AP courses are available to 9th and 10th grade students.

AP Tests/Exams

Advanced Placement tests are administered in May. Actual test dates are determined by the College Board. Registration information is supplied to students in early February, with registrations closing sometime in March. Testing is administered at Cooper

Tests are scored on a 1-5 scale, and results are available in July. Many colleges provide credit for a score of 3 or higher, but it does depend on the college.

After the May AP Exams, Cooper returns all AP exam materials to the AP Program.

  • The multiple-choice section is scored by computer. Each answer sheet is scanned and the total number of correct responses equals the multiple-choice score.
  • The free-response section (essays and open-ended questions) is scored at the annual AP Reading held during the first two weeks in June. Specially appointed college professors and experienced AP teachers score this section of the exam.
  • The total scores from the free-response section and the multiple-choice section are combined to form a composite score. These composite scores are then translated into the 5-point scale using statistical processes designed to ensure that, for example, a 3 this year reflects the same level of achievement as a 3 last year.

Creating a College Board Account

Have you created one prior to this?  You may have if you have already taken the PSAT.

If your student in interested in taking AP courses, please speak with your school counselor or contact:

Jodie Meyer
AP Coordinator, Cooper High School  |  763-504-8684

Kari Christensen
AP Coordinator, Cooper High School  |  763-504-8913