• Honors and AP Science classes are designed to prepare students for future involvement in STEM fields. The honors program begins in junior high, with integrated science classes that emphasize skills needed to prepare for higher level High School and AP Science courses, and beyond. 

    It is strongly recommended that students enrolling in Honors Science have a higher than normal reading abilitydue to the specific and technical content vocabulary and use of challenging science texts. Honors classes go deeper into content and move at a faster pace than a regular science course, and homework and additional projects should be expected.  

    Honors and AP Science courses offered: (AP courses offered may differ at the 3 high schools, due to student interest and/or staffing.)

    Course descriptions can be found in the course catalogs.

    • Honors Science 7th grade
    • Honors Science 8th grade
    • Honors Biology
    • Honors Chemistry
    • AP Biology
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Physics 1
    • AP Physics C
    • AP Environmental Science

    Rumors have been shared stating that AP scores will not be given college credit, this is not true. Most Universites and Colleges will apply credit for passing AP scores, although that credit may be considered an "elective credit" for that subject. It is dependent upon many factors, including: the school, the degree program, and the score received. Regardless, whether a student takes the AP exam or not, taking AP classes provides a more rigorous academic experience and better prepares students for college courses. 

    If you have any questions about Honors or AP classes, testing, or credits please contact me or your school counselor. AP resources and information can also be found on the College Board website.

    Charlene Ashley

    Secondary Math & Science Coordinator

    Office phone: 735-4293

    AP information (College Board)

    Article "5 Benefits of Taking AP Classes in High School"