Courses are designed to challenge motivated students to understand rigorous content. The coursework requires students to engage in independent and analytical assignments.
Pre-AP courses are offered in English and Math in the Middle School Setting. They are designed to prepare students for high school Pre-AP and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
AP courses are college-level courses taught in a high school setting. At the end of each AP course an AP Exam is given. Qualifying scores on the AP exams can enable students to receive college credit and/or advanced standing at a university or college.
Students who experience success in these courses typically exhibit the following personal and academic characteristics:
- have a clear connection to the vocabulary, skills, concepts, or habits of mind necessary for success.
- are good problem solvers in everyday situations.
- have developed strong learning/study habits.
- display emotional maturity when frustrated; show perseverance when challenged.
- have strong/mastered math facts/fluency.
- have strong values of learning; are self-motivated.
- think deeply and communicate math ideas.
- are reflective and evaluate their own work.