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.

     

    2020 AP Exam Schedule

    Click HERE for the AP Exam Schedule.

     

    AP Course List

    COURSE NAME SUMMER WORK REQUIRED
    AP ART HISTORY  
    AP BIOLOGY  
    AP CALCULUS AB  
    AP CALCULUS BC  
    AP CHEMISTRY  
    AP COMPUTER SCIENCE  
    AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES  
    AP ECONOMICS  
    AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE  
    AP ENGLISH LITERATURE  
    AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE  
    AP EUROPEAN HISTORY  
    AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY  
    AP MUSIC THEORY  
    AP PHYSICS 1  
    AP PHYSICS C-ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM  
    AP PHYSICS C-MECHANICS  
    AP PSYCHOLOGY  
    AP SEMINAR  
    AP SPANISH  
    AP STATISTICS  
    AP STUDIO ART: 2-D DESIGN  
    AP STUDIO ART: 3-D DESIGN  
    AP US HISTORY  
    AP WORLD HISTORY  

    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.