Course Level Definitions

Dual Enrollment Courses

Course work consists of college level material offered through a local higher education institution and is recommended for students of above average motivation. Successful completion of these courses will provide students with the knowledge base and critical thinking skills needed for competitive four-year colleges.

Students are expected to:

  • Evaluate, synthesize, generalize, and extend from the concrete to the abstract.
  • Regard situations from multiple perspectives, realize implications, and recognize parallel situations.
  • Communicate with clarity and effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate sound research and study skills.
  • Exhibit self-confidence, intellectual flexibility, and independence.

Advanced Placement Courses

Course work consists of college level material presented at an accelerated pace and culminating to an examination in May. Courses are recommended for students of above average motivation. Successful completion of these courses will provide students with the knowledge base and critical thinking skills needed for competitive four-year colleges.

Students are expected to:

  • Evaluate, synthesize, generalize, and extend from the concrete to the abstract.
  • Regard situations from multiple perspectives, realize implications, and recognize parallel situations.
  • Communicate with clarity and effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate sound research and study skills.
  • Exhibit self-confidence, intellectual flexibility, and independence.

Honors Courses

Course work consists of standards based content presented at an accelerated pace. Students will study topics at a deeper level and will be expected to complete more independent coursework and assignments. Course work offers a solid academic foundation suitable for a wide range of post-secondary school options, including, but not limited to, four-year colleges, community colleges/training programs, and technical/vocational programs.

Students are expected to:

  • Demonstrate motivation to learn at an accelerated pace and the ability to organize ideas.
  • Analyze and evaluate specific situations.
  • Make inferences regarding cause and effect, similarities, and differences.
  • Develop sound research and study skills.

College Preparatory Courses

Course work consists of standard based content and offers students a solid academic foundation suitable for a wide range of post-secondary school options, including, but not limited to, four-year colleges, community colleges/training programs, and technical/vocational programs.

Students are expected to:

  • Learn to organize, interpret, analyze, generalize, and evaluate data.
  • Learn to apply and connect knowledge to life situations.
  • Develop sound organizational and study skills.
  • Develop competencies in verbal and written expression.