ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) & HONORS

  • MSHS offers 4 Honors and 24 Advanced Placement (AP) courses.  Both course types allow students to move at a faster pace and go further into depth about a subject in which students are interested.  Some Honors and AP courses require students to complete an assignment the summer before classes begin (see below course list).

     

    Benefits of AP Courses

    AP classes are college-level courses taught in high school.  Students may earn college credit by taking the corresponding AP exam and obtaining a credit-qualifying score (qualifying scores may differ by college/university).  Taking AP courses benefits students in the following ways:

    • Standing out in the college admissions process
    • Earn college credits (AP Credit Policy Database)
    • Skip introductory classes
    • Build college skills

    Additional information can be found at the College Board Website.

     

    2019 AP Exam Schedule

    Click HERE for the AP Exam Schedule.

     

    AP Course List

    COURSE NAME SUMMER WORK REQUIRED
    AP ART HISTORY TBD
    AP BIOLOGY YES – Click HERE
    AP CALCULUS AB TBD
    AP CALCULUS BC NONE
    AP CHEMISTRY YES – Click HERE
    AP COMPUTER SCIENCE NONE
    AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES NONE
    AP ECONOMICS NONE
    AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE YES – Click HERE
    AP ENGLISH LITERATURE YES – Click HERE
    AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE NONE
    AP EUROPEAN HISTORY NONE
    AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY TBD
    AP MUSIC THEORY YES - Click HERE
    AP PHYSICS 1 NONE
    AP PHYSICS C-ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM NONE
    AP PHYSICS C-MECHANICS NONE
    AP PSYCHOLOGY NONE
    AP SEMINAR TBD
    AP SPANISH TBD
    AP STATISTICS TBD
    AP STUDIO ART: 2-D DESIGN TBD
    AP STUDIO ART: 3-D DESIGN TBD
    AP US HISTORY NONE
    AP WORLD HISTORY TBD

    Refer to the Course Catalog for detailed class descriptions and requirements.

     

    Honors Course List

    COURSE NAME SUMMER WORK REQUIRED
    ALGEBRA 2 HONORS NONE
    GEOMETRY HONORS NONE
    HONORS INQ. BIOLOGY NONE
    LANGUAGE ARTS 9 HONORS NONE - Students work towards honors designation in regular LA9 class
    LANGUAGE ARTS 10 HONORS Recommended summer reading: George Orwell's novel, 1984

    Refer to the Course Catalog for detailed class descriptions and requirements.