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AP/Honors Admissions Criteria

Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses differ from College Prep (CP) and College & Career Ready (CCR) courses in terms of the level of expectations placed on the students, the amount of independent work expected, the pace of coverage of content, and the breadth and depth of content covered.  Therefore, students and parents should consider these expectations, along with departmental recommendations, and seek a balance of coursework demands in relation to ability, interest, and the time commitment of other activities.  As they select courses, students should consult with their parents, teacher, and school counselor to find the best fit.

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM

The AP program offers the most rigorous coursework at an accelerated pace for students that are ready for independent college-level work. AP Courses are tied to a standard curriculum set by the College Board to prepare students to take a comprehensive AP exam, and potentially earn college credit. Bordentown Regional High School offers the following AP Courses: English Language, English Literature, Calculus, US History, US Government, Biology, Microeconomics, Statistics, and Studio Art.

 

Admission Criteria for AP Program:

Grade in Prerequisite Course

Admissions Criteria

90 or above in prerequisite honors course

Automatically eligible for AP coursework.

80 to 89 in prerequisite honors course OR

90 or above in prerequisite CP course

Admitted with signed contract/waiver.

Below 80 in prerequisite honors course OR

Below 90 in prerequisite CP course.

Student must go through appeals process.

Signed contract/waiver required.

 

HONORS PROGRAM

Honors courses follow a rigorous curriculum that expect more work than CP courses and demand a stronger mastery of skills and more independent critical thinking.  

Admission Criteria for Honors Program:

Grade in Prerequisite Course

Admissions Criteria

85 or above in prerequisite honors course OR

94 or above in prerequisite CP course

Automatically eligible for honors coursework.

80 to 84 in prerequisite honors course OR

90 to 93 in prerequisite CP course

Admitted with signed contract/waiver.

Below 80 in prerequisite honors course OR

Below 90 in prerequisite CP course

Student must go through appeals process.

Signed contract/waiver required.

 

APPEALS PROCESS

Students will be informed via letter if they will need to undergo the appeals process based on the criteria above. Students/families who wish to appeal will then submit a written letter of appeal to administration and will be scheduled a date with administration for an appeal review. Students/families should be prepared to present student work in support of their appeal.

 

WITHDRAWAL AFTER APPEAL

Students and families should be aware that schedule changes must be made within 14 school days of the start of the semester and are dependent on a variety of factors including graduation requirements, space in requested classes, and disruption to the student’s other courses.