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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 US Government, AP Microeconomics, AP Psychology, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, 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, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Calculus, and Statistics) and Humanities (English Language, English Literature, US History, World History, US Government, Psychology, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature). You can learn more about the program at the AP Readiness website.

This year, the program will meet virtually on Saturdays.

AP Readiness Calendar 2020-21
STEM Humanities
September 12, 2020 September 12, 2020
October 24, 2020 October 17, 2020
November 14, 2020 November 7, 2020
December 12, 2020 December 12, 2020
January 30, 2021 January 23, 2021
February 27, 2021 February 20, 2021
March 20, 2021 March 13, 2021
April 17, 2021 April 17, 2021


Certificates are provided to students who attend four or more AP Readiness sessions.

AP Exams
AP Exam Calendar 2021 Week 1
  Mon, May 3 Tue, May 4 Wed, May 5 Th, May 6 Fri, May 7
8:00am US Government   English Literature US History  
12:00pm   Human Geography Physics 1    


*AP 2-D Art and Design: May 7, 5:00 pm PT is the last day for the school to submit digital portfolios.

AP Exam Calendar 2021 Week 2
  Mon, May 10 Tue, May 11 Wed, May 12 Th, May 13 Fri, May 14
8:00am World History Spanish Language English Language Computer Science Biology
12:00pm   Psychology Microeconomics   Environmental Science
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.