Experimenting in Lab

Honors and Advanced Placement

Starting sophomore year, students are permitted to enroll in Honors classes at ACCE. These courses are taught at a faster pace than our typical classes so more material is covered and at a deeper level.


In an AP course, a student takes a class with college-level curricula taught by an ACCE teacher. These courses could result in the student earning credit in college, based on their AP exam score. 

 

Honors Program

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Freshman

Placement in freshman Honors classes is based on middle school grades and courses taken and teacher or department chair recommendation.

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All Other Grades

Placement in sophomore, junior, and senior Honors classes is based upon grades, and teacher or department chair recommendation.

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Current Honors Math Courses

Geometry - Mr. Michael Steel
Algebra II - Ms. Yliette Guzman

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Current Honors English Courses

English II - Ms. Sarah Jackson

 

Advanced Placement (AP) Program

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AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus AB is equivalent to a first-semester college calculus course. This course moves at a very fast pace and is meant to prepare students for Calculus 1, which is a foundational college math course for the STEM field. Topics include functions, limits and continuity, derivatives, and integrals. The course will focus on applying the skills and concepts of calculus to modeling and solving problems across multiple representations.
At the same time, this course will prepare students for the AP Exam, which will give students the opportunity to receive college credit based on their exam score.

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AP English Language and Composition 

Advanced Placement English Language and Composition gives students the chance to try college-level work in high school and to gain valuable skills and study habits for college. The purpose of this class is to challenge students and give them experience with the workload consistent with a typical undergraduate English composition course. This course will engage students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts, and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. We will be focusing on writers from different backgrounds and diving headfirst into finding answers to the big questions about social justice, liberation, and equity.

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AP Literature

In this course students will learn to appreciate reading, writing, and literature as vehicles to knowledge, truth, and beauty. We will look analytically and critically at the world through the lenses of literature and language in order to develop and cultivate a deeper and more profound understanding of the world and our place in it. In this class students will be treated not like a high school student, but like a college freshman. Students will be asked to wrestle with the true meaning of texts, develop your own opinions on an author’s purpose, and appreciate literature through a variety of lenses.

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AP Seminar

Students will develop and practice the skills in research, collaboration, and communication that are needed in any academic discipline. They will investigate topics in a variety of subject areas, write research-based essays, and design and give presentations both individually and as part of a team.
Skills Students Will Learn: 

  • Reading and analyzing articles, studies, and other texts

  • Viewing an issue from multiple perspectives

  • Gathering and combining information from sources

  • Crafting arguments based on evidence