Eagle High School AP, Concurrent Credit, & Honors Courses

AP and Honors courses are for self-motivated and independent learners who are excited about challenging tasks and ideas in a subject area will succeed in these classes. Students should be prepared to spend five or more hours per week on outside-of-class assignments per course. Students may find earning an “A” to be more difficult than in other courses. No curriculum adjustments will be made to slow the instructional pace or limit the level of instruction of the course. If necessary, a student who is not successfully performing in a course will be moved to a regular course of similar subject matter.

Advanced Placement (AP):
All AP courses follow a nationally standardized rigorous curriculum developed by The College Board. Students who are usually successful in AP courses are those who perform academically in the top 2% nationally in their chosen subject area. To receive college level AP credit a student must take the AP exam and pass it. Credits are awarded by the various colleges and universities according to the score received on the AP exam. Students/parents should check with the specific college or university to see their AP acceptance policy. There is an additional fee to take the AP exam. These courses are graded on a five point grading scale.
 
 

Concurrent Credit (Dual Credit):
Students enrolled in a concurrent credit class are taught on a level comparable to a freshman college course.  In this setting, students are academically challenged and expected to think analytically, speak, and write at a college level.  Universities charge fees, including a one-time enrollment fee, when enrolling in a concurrent credit course.  Students are required to complete college level assignments outside of class time.  Concurrent credit differs from AP courses.  Concurrent credit students earn the number of credits for which they enroll, and the grade earned in the course is the grade posted to their college transcript.  Most credits transfer to colleges and universities; however, as a precaution before registering for concurrent credit students/parents should check with the colleges and universities they are considering attending to confirm their policies.  These courses are graded on a four point grading scale unless it is a designated AP course in which a five point scale is used.  Please note:  All concurrent credit courses are dependent upon instructor and course approvals by the local universities.  A course may not be offered as listed based upon movement of staff.

Honors: 
These courses follow the district curriculum but proceed at an accelerated instructional pace and include more instructional depth. Students who are successful in honors courses usually perform academically in the top 10% nationally in their chosen subject area. These courses are graded on a four point grading scale. 

Below is a list of the Honors and AP Courses offered at EHS.

*Course is also available for concurrent credit.

AP & Honors Classes

 

English

Honors English 9A& 9B

Honors English 10A& 10B

Honors English 11A& 11B

AP English 12A & 12B

 

Math

Honors HS Math I A & B

Honors HS Math II A& B

Honors HS Math III A& B

AP Calculus A & B

AP Statistics A & B

Calculus II A & B

 

Science

Honors Earth Science A & B

Honors Biology A& B

Honors Chemistry A& B

AP Physics I A & B

AP Physics II A & B

AP Chemistry A & B

AP Biology A & B

AP Environmental Science A & B

 

Social Studies

Honors US History 10 A & B

Honors US History 11A& B

AP US Government A& B

AP Macroeconomics A& B

AP Microeconomics A& B

AP Psychology A & B

 

Visual Arts

AP Studio Art: Design A & B

AP Studio Art: Drawing A & B

 

World Languages

AP Spanish Language A& B

 

Concurrent Credit Courses

The following list provides an outline of the concurrent credit courses available for the 2016-2017 school year.  Please note: concurrent credit courses are based on the individual teacher and could be subject to change. 
 
Business 

Accounting 1 

Computer App III 

 

Communications

Advanced Debate 

College Speech 

 

Engineering

Principles of Engineering A & B
 

Language Arts

Intro to Literature (11th)

Intro to Composition (12th)

 

Health

Sports Medicine 2

Sports Medicine 3 

 

Mathematics

HS Math III A & B

Honors HS Math III A & B

Intro to Math Analysis A & B 

Intro to Calculus A & B

AP Calculus A & B

AP Statistics A & B

Calculus II A & B

 

Performing Arts 

Advanced Acting A & B

 

Physical Education

Advanced Fitness

 

Science

AP Chemistry A & B

Astronomy A & B

Honors Biology A & B

Forensics A & B

 

Social Studies

AP Macroeconomics A & B

AP Microeconomics A & B

AP Psychology A & B

AP US Government A & B

Honors History 10 A & B

Honors History 11 A & B

 

World Languages

American Sign Language I A & B

American Sign Language II A& B

American Sign Language III A & B

Spanish III A & B

AP Spanish A & B

French III A & B

French IV A & B

German III A & B

Japanese III B

 


 

Fast Forward Program

The Fast Forward program provides every student attending an Idaho public school an allocation of $4,125.00 to use towards Advanced Opportunities in grades 7-12. The program was expanded by the Legislature in 2016 through the passing of House Bill 458.

The funds can be used for: 
 
Dual Credits
Dual credit courses are taken by high school students. These courses are transcribed on both their high school and college transcripts. The Fast Forward program can pay for up to $75.00 per credit. In most cases, the cost of these credits is $65.00. Dual Credit courses can also be taken online, by virtual conferencing, or in some cases students can go directly to the college/university campus. All dual credit courses must be transcribed on the students’ high school transcript.
 
Overload Courses
An overload course is a high school level course that is taken in excess of the student’s regular school day. These courses are offered online, during the summertime, and after school. In the event that student incurs a cost for such courses, the Fast Forward program can pay up to $225.00 for the cost of the course. Overload courses must be above and beyond the full course load offered by the student’s local school.
  • West Ada high school students should have a 3.0 or higher GPA and must be taking a full course load of 8 credits per semester. This means no release periods of any kind can be taken currently or in the future.
  • West Ada middle school students should have a 3.0 or higher GPA and must be taking a full course load of 7 classes per semester. This means no release periods of any kind can be taken currently or in the future.
  • If a student take an overload course and fails to take a full course load the following semester. The student will not have access to fast forward funds until an additional overload course is taken and paid for independently.
  • Fast Forward funds may not be used for repeated or remedial course work.

THREE DIFFERENT REGISTRATIONS!

Registering for Fast Forward funds, concurrent credit, and AP Exams are three completely separate actions. This is the student's responsibility, and they must complete all parts if they want to access Fast Forward Funds to cover the costs of concurrent credits or AP exam fees AND earn college credit.   

Participation Form
 
All students wishing to access Fast Forward funds for Spring, 2017 must have a participation form signed by their parent or guardian before funds for courses or exams will be approved. Forms can be signed electronically on Parent PowerSchool under "update student information." If you are unable to sign electronically, a paper form can be found at the link below, and should be signed and returned to Megan Peterman (Career and College Counselor) in the Counseling Office. 
 
 http://www.westada.org/FastForward

Steps to access Fast Forward Funds:
  1. Students must create a personal account on the State Department of Education website: http://advancedops.sde.idaho.gov/   

·    Spring semester deadline February 10, 2017

  1. Students will receive an email confirmation that they may begin registering for classes or exams utilizing Fast Forward Funds.  If students receive an email noting an issue in creating their account, follow instructions given or contact Megan Peterman (Career and College Counselor) for assistance.
  2. Students must sign into their State Department Fast Forward account and apply for funds for each concurrent credit class and/or AP exam (MUST have participation form on file to be approved).

·    Spring semester deadline February 17, 2017

 

THESE DEADLINES CANNOT BE EXTENDED.

Assistance with Fast Forward Funding:
Students can receive assistance with the Fast Forward process by coming to the Career Center during the following times:
Mondays 2:45-3:15 AM
Tuesdays 7:10-7:40 AM 
Wednesdays at lunch (11:01-11:37 AM)
 
**Due to the large number of students utilizing Fast Forward funding at EHS, passes will not be sent from the counseling office for individual assistance during class time. Teachers will hand out instructions during class, and if students need assistance they must come during a designated time. 
 
Concurrent credit registration: 
Students submit their concurrent enrollment paperwork directly to the teacher or complete the online registration process for the course. Please contact individual concurrent credit teachers for assistance with this step.


AP Exam order form:

-AP Student/Parent Letter & AP Order Form


If you have additional questions please contact the individuals below:
 
For questions about Fast Forward Funding: 

Career and College Counselor
Megan Peterman
350-4235 or by email peterman.megan@westada.org 

For questions about AP testing: 

AP Coordinator
Monique Warner
​350-4235 or by email warner.monique@westada.org

 

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