Dual Enrollment, Honors Classes AP classes, IB classes
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
- An honors course must have a published syllabus that verifies rigor sufficiently beyond college prep requirements
- 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
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