School Policy (Honors / AP)
HONORS / AP CLASSES
- AP Class policy - All students taking an Advanced Placement class are expected to take the associated Advanced Placement examination offered in May. Failure to do so will result in the class designation being changed to non-AP on the transcript and the ten percent average bump being removed since the course will not be designated an AP class.
- Honors classes are weighted at Course Grade x 1.05 when factored into the cumulative Grade Point Average. The actual grade earned will appear on the transcript. For example, a 90 in an honors course will show as a 90 but be counted in the overall GPA as a 90 x 1.05 = 94.5
- Advanced Placement and Project Lead The Way classes are weighted at Course Grade x 1.1 when factored into the cumulative Grade Point Average. The actual grade earned will appear on the transcript. For example, a 90 in an Advanced Placement course will show as a 90 but be counted in the overall GPA as a 90 x 1.1 = 99
- College Credit Granting Courses are also weighted at 1.1 and considered the same as Advanced Placement courses. For example, Digital Systems Design through Stony Brook University.
- Failure to take a required AP Exam will result in:
- a change to the AP course designation on the transcript; and
- unweighting of the grade in the cumulative grade point average; and
- in the case of seniors, notification to all colleges that the applicant profile has changed.