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Clayton Valley Charter High School AP and Honors Class Offerings PREPARING ALL STUDENTS TO BE BECOME 1 ST CLASS CITIZENS WITH A WORLD CLASS EDUCATION
Clayton Valley Charter High School Advanced Placement and Honors 2015-2016 Preparing students for the 21 st century with rigorous and relevant academic course offerings 17 AP courses (5 new in the last few years) 6 honors courses These classes challenge students to reach beyond the scope of the regular college prep high school curriculum.
Why AP? Confidence - Develop better study habits, improve your writing skills and sharpen your problem solving abilities. All this will help you in college Credit - Entering college with AP credits can give you time to move into upper-level courses sooner College Success- Research consistently shows that students who are successful in AP typically experience greater academic success in college
Current AP Course Offerings AP Art History AP Biology AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Chemistry AP Computer Science AP English Literature and Composition AP Environmental Science AP European History AP French AP Microeconomics/AP U.S. Gov AP Music Theory AP Psychology AP Spanish AP Statistics AP US History AP Studio Art
Current Honors Course Offerings Honors Chemistry Honors English (III) Honors French (V) Honors Physics Honors Pre-Calculus Honors Spanish (V )
Differences between AP and Honors College Prep courses (a-g approved) satisfy college entrance requirements. Honors courses are usually more rigorous than CP. Classes move a little faster and go into more in depth. May have additional or higher level projects. AP stands for Advanced Placement. Students in these courses essentially are doing college level work. At the end of the year, in May, these students are expected to take an subject-specific AP exam, given by College Board. Depending on their grade and the college they attend students may be able to receive college credit.
Each AP/Honors course will require several hours of individual study time per week outside of class on a regular basis. Time commitment expectations charts Successful AP/Honors students are task-orientated, proficient readers, and able to prioritize their time. Students will be required to complete summer work as assigned by each individual AP/Honors teacher. Students enrolling in AP classes are expected to take the AP examination in May. The cost will be approximately $91.00 per test. COURSE EXPECTATIONS
Students who enroll in AP/Honors classes are expected to honor their commitment to complete the course and not drop after enrollment. (This applies to students who earn an “F” grade.) Note: Students who do not complete summer work are still expected to complete the course.
AP and Honors course overviews AP and Honors teachers
Wrap up AP and Honors contracts are due by Monday Dec. 15 th, 2014. We have some or you can download from our website Turn in completed AP and Honors contracts to Student Services Students should be getting appropriate recommendations from their current subject teacher for the prospective AP/honors course(s). 2015-16 course selection will be taking place by grade level from mid-January to mid-February
Questions? General Questions Teacher specific Questions