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4300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson Arizona 85718
Phone number: 520-209-8300 | Fax: 520-209-8520
Attendance Line: 520-209-8318
School Hours: 8:35am-3:25pm
Counseling Office 520-209-8305
Health Office: 520-209-8304
Athletics Office: 520-209-8412
Registrar: 520-209-8385
School Code: 030476

Ms. Jody Brase

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Counseling Department

Advanced Placement (AP) Program



Click here to view frequently asked questions regarding AP Exams.


9th-12th grade students.


Advanced Placement (AP) courses are courses that meet a prescribed syllabus developed by the College Board. According to the College Board, which developed the AP Program, AP "enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school." These courses represent college level study and prepare students for May testing. The AP exam is scored on the following scale of 1-5:

  1. No Recommendation
  2. Possibly Qualified
  3. Qualified
  4. Well Qualified
  5. Extremely Well Qualified

Colleges typically consider AP courses favorably when making admissions decisions. In addition, based on each college's policy, students can earn:

  • Actual college credit for high AP scores -- increasingly, colleges require a score of "4" or "5" to receive full credit.
  • Elective college credit for high AP scores -- such courses cannot fulfill specific college requirements, but can be used to fulfill elective requirements.
  • Advanced Placement -- allowing students to skip the introductory level of a course
  • Permission to take the college's own placement test for credit and/or placement.

Check with individual colleges for their policies or with the College Board credit policy information list, as credit/exam recognition policies differ from school to school.


When Exams Are Held:
AP exams run May 4th through May 15th.  See Schedule below.


Exam Schedule:
Click here to view test dates and times for CFHS (PDF).


How to Register for Exams:
Students will register online through their digital AP classrooms as Students will also need to pay the test fee eiter online via Intouch or in person at the Bursar’s Office. The registration and payment deadline for fall-only and year-long classes is November 1. Registration and payment deadline for semester 2 classes - as well as deadline for any changes to exam registration - is March 1.


$94 for regular exams and $142 for AP Capstone exams. 

Please note there is an additional $40 fee (per test) for students who register after the November deadline. Students wishing to cancel a test registration after November will receive a full refund minus $40 (per test).

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What AP Courses/Exams Does CFHS Offer?


  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Statistics


  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science (not offered ‘19-20)
  • Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism
  • Physics C: Mechanics

Social Studies

  • European History
  • Macroeconomics
  • US Government & Politics
  • US History
  • World History (not offered ‘19-20)


  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Spanish Literature and Culture


  • Music Theory
  • Studio Art (2-D and 3-D)*
  • Seminar
  • Research*


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