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Compton Early College has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded young women’s access to AP computer science courses.

Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement (AP) program allows high school students to take college-level courses and exams that can earn college credit. AP exam scores can allow students to place directly into more advanced courses in college, potentially saving time and money. "AP" on your high school transcript shows college admission officials that you've challenged yourself with rigorous coursework.

CEC's AP offerings include AP Human Geography, AP World History, AP US History, AP Government, AP Microeconomics, AP Psychology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Biology, AP Physics, AP English Language, AP English Literature, and AP 2-D Art and Design.

AP Readiness

UCLA's Advanced Placement Readiness program provides supplemental instructional support for AP students in two strands: STEM (Biology, Chemistry, Physics 1, Environmental Science, Computer Science Principles, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, and Statistics) and Humanities (English Language, English Literature, US History, World History, Government, Psychology, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature). You can learn more about the program at the AP Readiness website.

Classes are held at UCLA on Saturdays. A bus departs CEC at 7:00am and returns at approximately 2:00pm.

AP Readiness Calendar 2019-20
STEM Humanities
September 28, 2019 September 21, 2019
October 19, 2019 October 12, 2019
November 16, 2019 November 2, 2019
December 14, 2019 December 14, 2019
January 25, 2020 February 1, 2020
February 22, 2020 February 29, 2020
March 21, 2020 CANCELLED March 28, 2020 CANCELLED
April 18, 2020 CANCELLED April 18, 2020 CANCELLED


AP Exams
AP Exam Calendar 2020 - REVISED Week 1
  Mon, May 11 Tue, May 12 Wed, May 13 Th, May 14 Fri, May 15
11:00am   Calculus AB English Literature   US History
1:00pm US Government Human Geography   Physics 1  
AP Exam Calendar 2020 - REVISED Week 2
  Mon, May 18 Tue, May 19 Wed, May 20 Th, May 21 Fri, May 22
11:00am Biology Psychology English Language World History  
1:00pm     Microeconomics   Spanish Language

*There will be no exam for AP Computer Science Principles. The deadline for submission of Performance Questions in the Digital Portfolio is extended to May 26, 8:59 p.m. PT

*AP 2-D Art and Design: The deadline for submission of artworks in the Digital Portfolio is extended to May 26, 8:59 p.m. PT.

AP Student Expectations Agreement

Taking an AP course and exam is a collaborative effort between you the student, your parent/guardian, and the school. Each party plays a role and must make the commitment to meet the expectations noted below.

The Student agrees to organize his/her time and effort to successfully complete the AP course in which he/she is enrolled. The student will notify teachers immediately if he/she falls behind in class readings and/or assignments. The student will be expected to complete assignments, readings and projects outside of class time. The student will take the AP Exam on its scheduled date and time as outlined by the College Board.  Failure to take the AP exam will disqualify you from AP designation and GPA points on your transcripts.

The Parent/Guardian agrees to be familiar with and accept the AP course requirements and policies, and to help his/her child organize study time in support of class assignments. The parent/guardian agrees to purchase required materials and to pay the exam fee as determined by the AP Coordinator. If the parent/guardian is unable to meet these requirements for financial reasons, they will contact the AP Coordinator immediately.

The School (AP Teacher and AP Coordinator) agrees to provide rigorous instruction and challenging course content as described in the AP Course Description. The school will provide the student with a copy of the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents and agrees to administer the AP Exam in a fair and secure environment as outlined in the AP Coordinator’s Manual.