Honors Program

The highly motivated and gifted student will be invited to take honors courses. This invitation will be extended based on standardized test scores, academic performance and teacher recommendation. Admission to this program does not insure that the student will be invited into other honors courses since each course is considered on an individual basis.

Advanced Placement

An Advanced Placement course is a special college-level experience that most often takes a full academic year. It can take the form of an honors class, a strong regular course, a tutorial, or an independent study, taught or supervised by teachers trained by the College Board. Advanced Placement courses provide the student with the opportunity to do college work on the high school level. These courses are geared to challenge and stimulate interested, motivated, and gifted students. They are demanding courses very often involving independent study. In May of each year, the College Board administers Advanced Placement tests. Depending on his/her score on this test, the student may receive advanced placement in that field. In some cases, the student will receive actual college credit as well as advanced placement.

While many colleges recognize Advanced Placement scores, the student should check his/her college’s catalog to determine its policy on Advanced Placement scores. Besides the possibility of gaining college credit or advanced placement in college courses, Advanced Placement courses enable the student to pursue in greater detail a subject or subjects in which he/she is interested. These courses provide excellent preparation for college work.

Grading Scale – Honors Courses/AP Courses

Grading Scale for Freshman and Sophomore Honors Courses:

A+ =100% – 98.0% = 4.00
A = 97.5% – 94.5% = 4.00
A- = 94.0% – 91.5% = 3.67
B+ = 91.0% – 88.5% = 3.33
B = 88.0% – 85.5% = 3.00
B- = 85.0% – 82.5% = 2.67
C+ = 82.0% – 79.5% = 2.33
C = 79.0% – 76.5% = 2.00
C- = 76.0% – 73.5% = 1.67
D+ = 73.0% – 70.5% = 1.33
D = 70.0% – 67.5% = 1.00
D- = 67.0% – 64.5% = 0.67
F = below 64.4% = 0.00

Freshman:

Honors Foundations of Science

Sophomore:

Honors Algebra 2 / Trigonometry
Honors Biology
Honors World Literature
Honors World History

Grading Scale for Juniors and Seniors Honors, AP, and PSEOP Courses:

A+ = 100.0% – 98.00% = 5.00
A = 97.5% – 94.5% = 5.00
A- = 94.0% – 91.5% = 4.67
B+ = 91.0% – 88.5% = 4.33
B = 88.0% – 85.5% = 4.00
B- = 85.0% – 82.5% = 3.67
C+ = 82.0% – 79.5% = 3.33
C = 79.0% – 76.5% = 3.00
C- = 76.0% – 73.5% = 2.67
D+ = 73.0% – 70.5% = 2.33
D = 70.0% – 67.5% = 2.00
D- = 67.0% – 64.5% = 1.67
F = below 64.4% = 0.00

Juniors:

Honors Chemistry

Honors American Literature
Honors Pre Calculus
Honors Anatomy & Physiology
Honors Spanish 3
Honors Italian 3
AP US History
AP English
Seniors:

Honors Spanish 4
Honors Spanish 5
Honors Italian 4
Honors Anatomy & Physiology
Honors Religion 12
AP Biology
AP Physics B
AP Calculus AB
AP Chemistry
PSEOP English
PSEOP Psychology