Honors & Advanced Placement

Honors

The Monroe School District Honors program is offered in middle school and high school and provides the prerequisite skills needed to be successful in future Advanced Placement classes. Students will develop this necessary foundation through instruction in the regular curriculum with an emphasis on higher-order thinking skills, abstract reasoning and critical reading/writing skills. Students in the Honors program are expected to be self-motivated, self-directed and able to maintain high quality work.

For additional information, please contact your school administrator or counselor.

Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement Program (AP) is a cooperative educational endeavor among secondary schools, colleges and universities and Educational Testing Service (ETS). It gives high school students exposure to college level material through involvement in an AP course and then gives them an opportunity to show what they have learned by taking an AP Exam. Colleges and universities are then able to grant credit, placement, or both to these students. A student who earns a grade of 3 or better on an AP Exam is generally considered qualified to receive credit for the equivalent course at one of the almost 3,000 colleges and universities that give credit for AP Exams. The student should contact the four-year institution that he/she plans to attend to determine if the credit will transfer.

Current AP courses offered at Monroe High School are listed in the MHS course catalog and are indicated in the course description in each section. There is a fee to take the AP exam. Students interested in other AP courses should meet with their counselor for more information.