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Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors

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Buchanan High School offers the following Advanced Placement (AP) courses:
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Computer Science Principles
  • Environmental Science
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • English Literature and Composition (aka "AP Lit")
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Studio Art
  • United States History
  • Biology
  • Physics 1
  • Physics C
  • United States Government and Politics
  • English Language and Composition (aka "AP Comp")
  • Macroeconomics
  • Music Theory
  • World History
  • Statistics
Buchanan High School offers the following Honors Courses:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering, Design and Development (HP)
  • English 9
  • English 10
  • Environmental Sustainability (HP)
  • Math 2
  • Math 3
  • Principles of Engineering (HP)

Classes with the (HP) designation are weighted classes: A bonus point is added for a grade of C or higher when factoring weighted grade-point average (GPA)

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AP/Honors Summer Assignments

Some of the AP classes require students to get a "head start" in order to be better prepared for the AP tests by having students working on assignments during the summer:

Click HERE to see the expectations and required summer assignments for Buchanan High School's English Honors and Advanced Placement courses:

  • Honors English 9
  • Honors English 10
  • AP English Language and Composition ("AP Comp" -- Grade 11)
  • AP English Literature and Composition ("AP Lit" -- Grade 12)

AP and Honors Drop Policy

Buchanan High School encourages students to challenge themselves academically but also wants to hold students accountable. Students may drop an AP or Honors course up to the 1st day of school. No AP or Honors courses can be dropped between the 1st day of school until the end of the 3rd week of school. This time period will allow students to experience the course fully. Students may drop an AP or Honors course between the 4th week of the school year until the end of the 8th week as long as there is a comparable course to change to (i.e., AP Psychology to Psychology). Students may enroll in additional AP or Honors courses up to the end of the 1st week of school (see teacher for any assigned summer work). This policy is only in affect for AP and Honors courses while all other courses fall under the schedule change policy.
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