Coursework

College Coursework
Highland Prep provides our students with the opportunity to participate in college-level coursework through Advanced Placement (AP) courses and Dual Enrollment courses.

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
HP believes in exposing as many students as possible to the Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum with the goal of each of its students taking one or more AP courses prior to graduation. The Advanced Placement exams are given every school year in May. The AP exam scores are reported to the colleges and universities designated by the student and range from a score of 1 (no recommendation) to a score of 5 (extremely qualified).

Each college or university designated for reporting will determine the scores accepted for college credit and placement. Colleges and universities usually notify students during the summer, after they have received the AP exam scores, about any credit, placement and/or course exemptions the student has earned. Students should check the institution’s website for the most up-to-date AP credit policy information.

To find colleges and universities that offer college credit or placement for AP courses and the minimum score required on the AP exams to earn college credit, select the link below.

https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement/search-credit-policies

Dual Enrollment Courses
HP also believes in providing students with an opportunity to earn college credit during their high school years. Through the Dual Enrollment Program, eligible juniors and seniors may enroll in college courses taught at the school during regular school hours by HP faculty. Student enrolled in these courses can earn both high school and college credit simultaneously. To be eligible, juniors and seniors must pass the college placement tests in reading and math.

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