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The AP Program ®

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® is a nation-wide cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools, colleges, and universities. Since its inception in 1955, the AP Program has provided motivated high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting. Students who participate in the Program not only gain college-level skills, but in many cases they earn college credit while they are still in high school. Dedicated and enthusiastic high school teachers, following course guidelines developed and published by the College Board, teach AP courses. The Program’s success is rooted in the collaborative efforts of motivated students, dedicated teachers, and Benson High School. By participating in the AP Program, Benson High students make a commitment to the rigor and challenge of college-level courses.  The AP program, available for qualifying students, enables students to do college level work and earn college credit by examination. 


AP Courses at Benson High School 

2015-16 school year

AP Biology *AP Calculus AB *AP Chemistry 

 AP Comparative Government & Politics 

AP English Language & Composition  

AP English Literature & Composition * AP Human Geography 

AP Physics 1AP Physics 2 * AP Psychology 

AP Spanish Language & Culture *AP Statistics 

AP Studio Art: 2-D  *AP Studio Art: 3-D Design 

AP United States Government & Politics *AP World History


More information on Advanced Placement opportunities contact 

Benson AP Coordinator:

Jan Zanders

Phone: 402-557-3035


Benson AP brochure is downloadable below

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Dual Enrollment provides high school students the opportunity to take college-credit bearing courses taught by college-approved high school teachers. Eligible courses allow students to earn high school credit and transcripted college credit at the time they pass the course. Omaha Public Schools partners with Metropolitan Community College (MCC), University of Nebraska (UNO), Creighton University (CU), Midland University (MU), and Nebraska Wesleyan University (NWU) to provide dual enrollment opportunities in Advanced Placement (AP), Career Education, and Special Program courses. Dual Enrollment is a low-cost model where students realize reduced tuition rates, where credits earned may transfer to another college or university, and where students experience a smooth transition from high school to college. Each partner institution determines their own policies and guidelines regarding, tuition costs, application deadlines, acceptance and transferability of credits. The state of Nebraska offers the Access College Early (ACE) scholarship for low-income high school students.

AP courses offered for Dual Enrollment credit at 

Benson High School for the 2015-16 school year

AP Calculus AB *AP English Literature & Composition 

AP Comparative Government & Politics * AP Human Geography *AP Statistics  * AP United States Government & Politics 

Should a staff change occur, dual enrollment for each course is contingent upon authorization by the cooperating university. Regardless of authorization, each course prepares students for the Advanced Placement exam(s) administered in May.

More information on Dual Enrollment opportunities 

contact Benson AP Coordinator:

Jan Zanders

Phone: 402-557-3035

University of Nebraska Dual Enrollment Program Brochure

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