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Advanced Placement (AP)

The University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) systems grant special "honors" designation and extra credit in the computation of students' grade point averages only to those high school honors level courses that meet the following criteria:
AP Courses

Advanced Placement (AP) courses in the "a-g" subjects designed to prepare students for an Advanced Placement Examination of the College Board are automatically granted honors status, even if offered at the 10th grade level (e.g., newly developed courses/exams in Human Geography and World History).
For more information about AP, go to the College Board's web site at
To see what AP courses this school offers, please browse our list of Academic Offerings.
Honors Courses
Other honors courses (that are not AP, IB, or college courses) specifically designed by the high school are acceptable if they are in the disciplines of history, English, advanced mathematics, laboratory science, languages other than English, and advanced visual and performing arts and have distinctive features which set them apart from regular high school courses in the same discipline areas.
These courses should be seen as comparable in terms of workload and emphasis to AP, IB, or introductory college courses in the subject.
Acceptable honors level courses are specialized, advanced, collegiate-level courses offered at the 11th and 12th grade levels.
To see what honors courses this school offers, please browse our list of Academic Offerings.