AP(Advanced Placement) and Dual Credit Programs

AP(Advanced Placement) Program

HCSS AP(Advanced Placement) program provides an opportunity for the students to choose college-level courses and receive undergraduate college credits or advanced standing if their AP Exam scores qualify.

AP Capstone is the College Board’s new diploma program, which signifies you completed a certain set of requirements in high school to earn an advanced diploma. (This is in addition to your basic high school diploma.)

AP Capstone is built on the foundation of a new, two-year High School course sequence — AP Seminar and AP Research — and is designed to complement and enhance the in-depth, discipline-specific study provided through AP courses. It cultivates curious, independent, and collaborative scholars and prepares them to make evidence-based decisions.

HCSS will be offering AP Capstone Diploma program in the 2018-19 school year.

  • AP Langauge Art and Composition
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP US History
  • AP World History
  • AP Human Geography

By making the decision to take an AP course, a student is letting colleges and universities know that s/he has what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate environment. AP courses signal to admissions officers that you’ve undertaken the most rigorous classes your high school has to offer. Admissions teams see that you have challenged yourself with college-level coursework and expectations and have refined your skills to meet those expectations. In the increasingly competitive admissions process, this knowledge can be very valuable.

Dual Credit Program

Through partnerships with local colleges and universities, eligible HCSS students may enroll in courses at participating institutions and apply college credit to both their high school diploma and a post-secondary degree.

In addition to earning these “dual credits” (early college credits), students will experience their first taste of attending college while still in high school and may reduce the long-term cost of attaining their post-secondary degree.

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