AP / Honors Sequencing

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ArtCollege PrepAP Art Studio

AP Art History

AP Art Studio

AP Art History

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AP Art History

EnglishHonorsHonorsAP English LanguageAP English Literature
HistoryHonors GeographyAP World History

AP US History

AP Psychology

AP Government/

Honors Economics

AP Psychology

ScienceHonors BiologyHonors ChemistryHonors Physics

AP Biology

AP Environ. Sci.

AP Chemistry

AP Biology

AP Environ. Sci.


Honors Medical BiologyMedical ChemistryHonors Physiology

Honors Physics

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

The courses below must be taken in sequential order.
MathHonors GeometryHonors Algebra IIHonors Pre-Calc.AP Calculus / AP Stats
World LanguagesCollege PrepCollege Prep

Spanish

AP Spanish


Honors: This level of academics sets the foundation for the rigor, depth and breadth of a motivated, self-directed, intentional learner. Available to any who choose it, honors levels prepare students for the rigor of Advanced Placement. Students in this level of study earn grade points on a 5 point scale: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=1, F=0 for graduation. However, colleges and universities have their own policies about accepting honors weighting for entrance GPA so please check with the specific college or university your student is interested in to find out what that institution. Even within the CSU and UC systems this varies between colleges and universities. 

Advanced Placement (AP) indicates a college level course following the national curriculum of the College Board. Their web site is www.collegeboard.com. Students participating in this coursework are taking on the most difficult level of academics offered on a high school campus. If they take and pass a national exam (dictated by the College Board, held in May) which parents pay a fee for (currently $93.00 per subject area,) students may earn college credit depending on the university. AP courses are available by grade level as indicated above. Students in this level of study earn grade points on a 5 point scale: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=1, F=0 for graduation. However, colleges and universities have their own policies about accepting honors weighting for entrance GPA so please check with the specific college or university your student is interested in to find out what that institution. Even within the CSU and UC systems this varies between colleges and universities. 

These two levels are considered “elective” meaning no student is forced to take these levels. West Hills firmly believes the decision to take this rigor of study be made by the parent and student with the understanding that they come with additional depth and breadth of study often requiring much more work, study, and time than the College Prep level. Elite colleges (UCSD amongst them) often require many more AP courses with a “B” or better for competitive entrance selection. Students selecting Honors/AP courses may not have the option of changing levels once the semester begins.