Honors and Pre Advanced Placement (AP) courses are available to students who seek a more rigorous course of study. New students are selected for honors courses based on entrance exam scores, previous standardized test scores and grades, and consultation with grade school administrators. Students are selected for subsequent honors and AP courses based on teacher recommendations.
Students accepted into Honors/Pre AP courses must be able to analyze information independently, display strong critical thinking skills and explore concepts in great detail. Pre AP courses in English, Mathematics and Science serve as a precursor to AP classes and as such, prepare students for the expectations associated with college level work. In other subjects, honors courses serve as the highest level for a particular course within a discipline and carry the expectations associated with that level of learning.
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
All students enrolled in an AP course are required to take the AP exam unless extenuating circumstances are present. By taking an AP test and earning a passing score (at least a 3), a student can earn college credit at many degree-granting institutions. As such, AP courses are designed to replicate college level courses. Each AP class at Archbishop Hannan High School conforms to the procedures outlined by the College Board and has passed the College Board’s AP audit procedure. Please see the College Board website for additional information.