Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college-level classes offered through the College Board within our school setting. Students may take these courses throughout their high school experience, starting in 9th grade. AP offers challenging coursework and a preview of what college curriculum and structure is like.

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AP at Cairo-Durham High School

For the 2016-17 school year, we are offering 13 Advanced Placement courses across four core disciplines: Math, Science, English, Art and Social Studies. We have just over 15% of our students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses with exams scheduled to be administered in May 2017.

If you are interested in learning more about Cairo-Durham AP courses or have any questions, please contact the Guidance Department at the Middle/High School at 518-622-8534, ext. 56010.

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Cairo-Durham CSD Named to the College Board's AP District Honor Roll

(February 2017) --The College Board named Cairo-Durham Central School District to the AP® District Honor Roll, a distinction shared by 433 school districts across the United States and Canada.

The AP District Honor Roll recognizes school districts in the U.S. and Canada that achieved increases in access to Advanced Placement® (AP) courses for a broader number of students, while simultaneously maintaining or improving the rate at which their AP students earned scores of 3 or high on an AP exam.

Of the 433 school districts, 25 districts in New York State received this distinction and Cairo-Durham CSD is one of only two districts in the Capital Region to make the list. Furthermore, Cairo-Durham is the only AP District Honor Roll recipient in New York State to have a 30% or greater enrollment of students who qualify for free/reduced lunch.

“We believe that it is our responsibility to afford our students the same opportunities at Cairo-Durham that other students at much larger schools are exposed to," said Superintendent Anthony Taibi. "This honor is a testament to our belief that our students are capable of great things if we continue to challenge them. We are very proud of this accomplishment.”

AP District Honor Roll recipients are committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds. Congratulations to the AP teachers and students at Cairo-Durham CSD for their outstanding achievements.


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Cairo-Durham CSD Named to the College Board's AP District Honor Roll