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Honors/AP/Dual Credit

In addition to our application-based IB and CTE programs, students at Amundsen High School may pursue other paths to meet their college and career goals--including opportunities to earn college credit.  Students may be eligible to take classes in the following programs:
  • Advanced Placement (AP) classes offer motivated and academically prepared students the opportunity to study and learn at the college level.  Most US colleges and many international institutions offer college credit to students who earn a 3 or better on Advanced Placement Exams.  Students who take AP classes receive credit on a six-point scale rather than the traditional four-point scale.
  • Dual Credit (DC) enrollment provides an opportunity for qualified students to take tuition-free college classes as part of their regular school day.  Students who earn a passing grade of C or above will earn high school and college credits concurrently.  Earned credits are transferable to most four-year colleges and universities, reducing the need to take entry-level classes and accelerating the path to a post-secondary degree.  Students who take DC classes receive credit on the six-point scale rather than the traditional four-point scale.
  • Honors classes (H) cover the same concepts as general education classes but are tailored for high-achieving students.  Honors classes are designed to emulate introductory college courses and provide rigorous college preparatory course work.  Students who take Honors classes receive grades on the five-point scale rather than the traditional four-point grading scale.
For more information about these opportunities, students should reach out to their counselor.