Advanced Placement AP Honors H and Accelerated Acc
Advanced Placement (AP), Honors (H) and Accelerated (Acc) courses allow students the opportunity to take the most rigorous courses available in preparation for collegiate studies. Learn about the differences between these advanced levels as well as courses that require a contract and/or summer work by viewing the chart below.
- AP Registration & Payment Process
- AP Exam Registration Form
- AP Exam Online Payment Link
- HHS AP Exam Schedule 2024
- 2023 AP Exam Schedule
- A-G Course List for HHS
- AP & Honors Courses at HHS (also shown below)
- AP website (College Board)
- HHS AP Policy & Contract 2023-24
- Parent Override of Course Prerequisite Form
- S.M.A.R.T. Goals Worksheet for AP Classes
P, Acc, H, AP: What's the Difference?
|Community College Concurrent Enrollment|
|Qualifies for A-G credit||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Usually Yes if IGETC|
|Offered in grades||9, 10, 11, 12||9, 10||10, 11, 12||10, 11, 12||9, 10, 11, 12|
(extra GPA point awarded for C or better)
|No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes if IGETC|
|College credit awarded at most colleges for passing AP exam in May with 3+||n/a||n/a||n/a||Yes||Usually Yes|
|Summer work required (please see below)||No||Sometimes||Sometimes||Usually||No|
|Contract required||No||Sometimes||Sometimes||Yes||view forms|
Who to Contact
HHS Testing Support Coordinator
AP Payments 2023-2024
(also see links above)
Exam fees (prices were reduced this year due to a grant from the district)
- Standard Price: $98 per exam
- Fee Reduction Price*: $62 per exam exam
*The Fee Reduction Price applies to students who have submitted applications and qualified for the Free-Reduced Lunch program, which provides fee reductions for college applications, college testing (ACT, SAT, AP).
**Please note our campus does not offer testing to off campus students**
Payments for the AP exam will be taken online or at the ASB window starting in February.
Deadline for payment will be Friday March 1, 2024
Deadline for registration via AP Classroom Monday, November 14
Students not enrolled in an AP class who want to take an AP exam must check in with Ms Parsons before this deadline. Any student enrolling after the deadline will have to pay College Board's $40 late fee.
Cancellation of Test: There will be a $40 per exam cancellation fee for students who drop their AP class after November 14. This fee is the same for all students regardless if they qualify for a fee reduction.
Fundraising for AP exams begins in November. Please see Ms Hillberg in A-26 if you need help paying for your AP exams.
Benefits of AP
AP helps to develop the study skills and self-discipline needed for university-level success
Receive college credit for passing the test with a 3 or higher allowing you to skip the course in college
Complete college in a shorter period of time with decreased overall tuition
Build a strong foundation for college success
Improve study habits and learn how to meet college expectations before getting there
Study in greater depth, breadth, and complexity
Improve chances of attending college of choice with an impressive transcript
Receive “weighted GPA point” for a C or better (C=3.0, B=4.0, A-5.0)
Receive intellectual stimulation and challenge
Collaborate with other motivated students
Increase self confidence and aptitude levels
Concerns of Potential AP Students
"I'm not sure how well I would do in an AP course or on an AP exam. What if I don’t do well on the AP Exam?”
You risk nothing by taking the AP Exam since you determine which colleges, if any, will receive your grade. Like any other class, if you work hard in the course, you will learn a lot about the subject and yourself as a student. The benefits of the AP experience far outweigh any challenges. It is expected that AP students take the AP exam.
“Why do all that work when I can take an easier course and get a better grade?”
AP courses are “weighted” on a five point scale so taking the chance on AP does not hurt one’s GPA if you pass the course. If you plan to attend college, you have to take rigorous courses. College admissions officers look at the difficulty of courses more than they look at GPAs. Over 90% of the colleges and universities in the United States and Canada take part in the AP Program. The vast majority of more than 3,000 colleges and universities that receive AP grades grant credit and/or advanced placement. Each college decides which AP exam grades it will accept for credit and/or advanced placement. Most institutions accept grades of 3 and above.