Student Placement in Course Academic Levels

Students will be enrolled in the courses that best meet their academic needs. For this reason, students will often enroll in courses of differing academic levels.

Advanced Placement Program

Advanced Placement courses are offered in English Literature & Composition, English Language & Composition, US History, World History, Physics, Biology, Calculus AB, Studio Art, Spanish 5 and French 5. AP courses are offered dependent on student enrollment.

Advanced Placement (AP) & Honors Courses

These courses are designed for students with a history of academic success. For grades 9 and 10, Honors courses are the most academically challenging. For grades 11 and 12, AP courses are the most academically challenging

B-Level Courses

These courses are designed for students preparing for further education at two-year or four-year institutions, or technical education programs. Some classes are a combination of A and B levels, examples of some of these classes are Unified Science, Biology and social studies courses listed as academic.

Honors Courses

Honors courses are offered in English 9, 10 and 11 (starting 07/08), World History, World/US History, US History, Unified Science (starting 03/04), Biology (starting 02/03) Chemistry, Physics, Geometry Honors, Algebra 2/Trigonometry Honors, Pre-Calculus and Calculus.

A-Level Courses

These courses are designed for college preparatory study. A-level courses are designated in English. Other A level courses include Unified Science, Biology, Chemistry and Social Studies courses listed as academic. In mathematics, descriptive subject names are used.

General & Applied Level Courses

These courses are designed for students preparing for two-year schools, technical education programs, or employment. These courses offer a supportive academic environment, and tend to have a low student/teacher ratio.