Advanced Placement (AP) & Dual Credit


Important AP Exam Registration Information!!!


See the Announcement Letter and FAQs below for more information and feel free to reach out to your AP course teacher(s), or Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Petrocelli, or Mrs. Shertzer in the Counseling Department with any questions or concerns.  Deadline to register is October 4th, 2019.

Advanced Placement (AP)


The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a cooperative educational endeavor of secondary schools, colleges, and the College Board.  All ZCHS courses designated as AP have been approved by the College Board through their course audit process.  The AP Program at ZCHS provides opportunities for highly motivated high school students to take college level courses that include more in-depth study and analysis of course content.  Research shows that students enrolling in challenging academic courses are far better prepared for the academic expectations at the college level.  AP courses allow students to fine tune writing skills, enhance problem-solving abilities, and develop time management skills, discipline, and study habits that will be necessary for success in college.  More than 90% of colleges and universities in the United States and more than 60 countries award course credit, advanced placement, or both on the basis of AP exam scores earned by students.  Each May, the College Board AP examinations are offered at ZCHS.  Exams combine essay or problem solving and multiple choice questions and are similar in format to a cumulative final examination.  Exam fees are based on AP guidelines.   Most recently the fee was $91.00 per exam.  In order to encourage AP course enrollment and exam completion, the State of Indiana typically subsidizes the cost of math and science exams.  ZCHS students typically pay $20.00 for subsidized exams to cover administrative costs.    AP exam fees are set by the College Board and are subject to change in subsequent years.   


ZCHS has offered and taught the following AP classes.   As with all course offerings, the decision to teach a class in any given year is predicated on student enrollment.  Because these classes involve collegiate level work, summer assignments are often a requirement. Before registering for these courses please contact the department chair of the appropriate department to discuss potential summer assignments.


Advanced Placement and dual credit courses use collegiate texts and are likely to have higher textbook and consumable fees.


Art History


Calculus (AB)

Calculus (BC)


Chinese VI

Computer Science A (Java Programming)

Computer Science Principles

Economic Macro

Economic Micro

English Language and Composition

English Literature and Composition

Environmental Science

European History

French VI

Human Geography

Music Theory

Physics Level C


Spanish VI


Studio Art:  2D Design

United States Government and Politics

United States History

World History



Dual Credit / Advanced College Project



ZCHS students may earn both high school and college/university credit by enrolling in dual credit courses. Students may enroll in a dual credit course available at ZCHS or students may take a course at a college or university that ZCHS may recognize. Prior approval is required for a course taken at a college or university to be counted toward a student's ZCHS diploma.  In either case the student is responsible for any tuition involved. Most dual credit opportunities have college admission requirements that may include SAT scores, GPA thresholds, and age minimums. ZCHS offers the following dual credit courses:, Cadet Teaching, and Entrepreneurship.



The Advance College Project (ACP) is a dual credit program offered through Indiana University. Students who meet admission criteria for Indiana University may choose to take courses in Advanced Composition and Calculus. Further information may be found through ZCHS guidance or at offers ACP dual credit courses in Advanced Composition and Calculus.


Advanced Placement and dual credit courses use collegiate texts and are likely to have higher textbook and consumable fees.