Students (and their parent/guardian) who wish to register for an Honors or Advanced Placement (AP) course must sign the following contract in order to be enrolled.
1. I recognize that participation in Honors and AP classes requires me to: ● demonstrate increased student independence, ● take on a high degree of responsibility, and ● meet higher standards than students in college-preparatory courses to earn the same grade.
Note: Honors and AP courses will require more time for nightly homework than regular college-prep courses. Please refer to the time management worksheet for specific homework requirements per class.
2. I commit to remain enrolled in the Honors and AP classes I have chosen for the entire year. While transfers to a college preparatory class may be granted, the following policy will be applied: ● Students will not be permitted to transfer from an Honors/AP course until after the first week of the course. ● Students will be required to talk to their teacher before dropping the course ● There is no guarantee that there will be space available in college-preparatory classes for students who want to drop Honors/AP classes after the first week of school. ● Students who drop an Honors/AP course after the first six weeks of the semester will receive a W (Withdraw) on their transcripts. ● Level drops must be done no later than 6 weeks before the course final and will require principal approval.
3. I realize that by enrolling in an Advanced Placement course I am expected to take the corresponding Advanced Placement Examination in May. Funding support for this examination may be available for students with demonstrated financial need.