Honors & Advanced Placement
As a college preparatory school, our rigorous curriculum includes 19 Honors courses available to qualified students beginning their freshmen year. These courses are taught at a faster pace than our typical courses allowing for more material to be covered and at a deeper level. Freshmen are placed into Honors classes based on middle school grades and High School Placement Test scores as well as math and English placement exams administered by Divine Child's subject area departments. Students continue on the Honors track their sophomore, junior and senior year based on grades and teacher/department recommendations.
|Current Honors Course Offerings:|
|Honors Algebra 2||Honors English 9 &10|
|Honors Geometry/Trigonometry||Honors Spanish 1, 2, 3 & 4|
|Honors Pre-Calculus||Honors German 1, 2, 3 & 4|
|Honors Calculus 2||Honors Latin 1, 2 & 3|
Advanced Placement Courses
Advancement Placement (AP) courses are available to Divine Child High School students beginning their sophomore year by faculty recommendation. These classes present a college-level curriculum led by DC faculty and could result in college credit pending successful completion of AP exams. Students who participate in any of our 15 AP course offerings also have the opportunity to earn the following honors/distinctions upon completing their exams:
|AP Scholar||Received scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams|
|AP Scholar with Honors||Received scores of 3.25 on all AP exams taken and score 3 or higher on four or more of these exams|
|AP Scholar with Distinction||Received average score of 3.5 on all AP exams and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams|
|AP National Scholar||Received an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams|
Benefits of Taking AP Classes
There are many benefits to taking AP courses, from standing out during the college admissions process to earning college credit!
Students that earn a 3 or higher on their AP exams may be eligible to earn college credit at certain colleges - meaning you could graduate from college early and save money on tuition! Divine Child AP students are well prepared for these exams, with 79% of our testers receiving college credit. That's almost 20% higher than the global average!
|Current AP Course Offerings:|
|AP English Language||AP Chemistry|
|AP English Literature||AP Environmental Science|
|AP Calculus AB||AP Physics 1|
|AP Statistics||AP Latin|
|AP American Government||AP Art History|
|AP U.S. (American) History||AP Computer Science|
|AP World History||AP Computer Science Principles|