Dual Enrollment, Honors, AP, IB classes

Dual Enrollment, Honors Classes AP classes, IB classes

DUAL ENROLLMENT

 

While in highschool, college courses are taken. College credits are being earned to be used for both college and high school requirements.

Dual enrollment is an entire point higher than regular high school classes.

 

Ex. a 100 grade = 4.875 college prep but is a 5.875 dual enrollment


HONORS

 

  1. An honors course must have a published syllabus that verifies rigor sufficiently beyond college prep requirements
  2. Textbooks and other course materials must be differentiated and more rigorous than those used in CP courses;

Honors courses may be offered in English, math, science and social studies. Honors weighting may be designated in other content areas for the third and fourth level of the courses provided that the two above standards are met. Honors weighting may not be designed in any physical education courses.

 

Ex. a 100 grade = 4.875 college prep but is a 5.375 Honors


http://hhs.dcsdschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_3842348/File/IB/South%20Carolina%20Uniform%20Grading%20Scale.pdf


Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Courses (AP/IBC)

 

The following criteria apply to the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) courses

and to International Baccalaureate (IB) courses—including those offered online and in other nontraditional settings and those recorded on a transcript from an out-of-state-school

that is accredited under the regulations of the board of education of that state or the

appropriate regional accrediting agency:

the New England Association of Colleges and Schools, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Western Association of Colleges and Schools, or the Northwest

Association of Colleges and School (as specified in State Board Regulation 43-273,

Transfers and Withdrawals).

Only AP or IB courses can be awarded a full quality point above the CP weighting.

Seminar or support courses for AP or IB may be weighted as honors but not as AP

or IB courses.

An AP course can carry only one quality point.

A standard-level (SL) IB course can carry only one quality point. However, two

quality points of IB credit can be granted for higher-level (HL) courses in the

IB program that require a minimum of 240 hours of instruction.

Ex. a 100 grade = 4.875 college prep but is a 5.875 AP/IB

 

http://hhs.dcsdschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_3842348/File/IB/South%20Carolina%20Uniform%20Grading%20Scale.pdf


 

 

 

 

2 responses

  1. If you complete all of a text book that is considered college prep can you count it as honors? I had been told that since most public schools only finish 70% to 80% of a text book that the extra work of completeing a textbook makes it an honors class. Just looking for clarification since we always finish all of our text books and usually have a 200 day school year instead of a 180 day school year.

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    1. There’s a bit more required to making an honors course an actual honors course. Completion of the book isn’t enough. Here are details.

      Here is the state law around an honors class:
      http://hhs.dcsdschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_3842348/File/IB/South%20Carolina%20Uniform%20Grading%20Scale.pdf

      a. An honors course must have a published syllabus that verifies rigor sufficiently beyond college prep requirements

      b. Textbooks and other course materials must be differentiated and more rigorous than those used in CP courses;

      c. Honors courses may be offered in English, math, science and social studies. Honors weighting may be designated in other content areas for the third and fourth level of the courses provided that the two above standards are met. Honors weighting may not be designed in any physical education courses.

      Ex. a 100 grade = 4.875 college prep but is a 5.375 Honors

      http://hhs.dcsdschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_3842348/File/IB/South%20Carolina%20Uniform%20Grading%20Scale.pdf

      As a home educator you can create an honors course in either science, math, english or social studies. However, you must have a syllabus, you must indicate *rigor* of the class to satisfy it as being honors, you *should* include extra required work outside of the texbooks. Completing the book isn’t *rigor.* Adding projects, requiring a paper to be written of what choose, require extra community service around the subject….just to give some examples. 🙂

      These things should be all document so that if a college/university asks to see what made it an honors course you will have documented proof of the required work that made the course indeed honors. 🙂

      Does that make sense?

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