CSArts-SGV is offering AP and honors level courses during the 2017-18 school year. Most AP and honors courses have suggested pre-requisites, so please refer to the Curriculum Handbook, when determining courses for the upcoming school year. If a student does not meet the suggested prerequisites for a course and still wants to take the class, the student may meet with a school counselor to discuss a plan and complete an AP/Honors course waiver form that may enable an opportunity to take the course.
CSArts-SGV will offer an honors option in many academic courses. All students are eligible to participate in the honors option. If students elect the honors option, they are committing to fulfilling the honors requirements and their transcript will reflect that their work was honors level. Colleges and universities will then be able to consider this information in their admission decisions.
CSArts-SGV honors courses earn weighted credit. The University of California system approved the CSArts-SGV honors courses for extra honors credit: a=5, b=4, c=3
Please note that the decision to use weighted grade criteria in the determination of college acceptance is at the discretion of the post-secondary institution.
Who can participate? Any student enrolled in a course with an honors option may elect to participate in the honors program.
How do students enroll in the honors option? During the first 6-week grading period, students interested in participating in the honors option must signal their intention to their teacher, and complete all the non-honors and honors coursework. Students earning an “Incomplete” in the course on their fall 6-week progress report may be counseled against continuing in the honors program. After the fall 6-week progress report, students will remain in the course for the entire first term. At the conclusion of the first term, students will meet with their instructor to determine whether or not they will continue in the honors course.
Will students leaving the honors program be penalized? Students removed from the honors program at the 6-week or first term reporting periods will continue in the non-honors coursework without penalty.
Can a student elect to enroll in the honors program for only the second term? No. The honors curriculum is year long and intentionally designed to build skills and knowledge over the course of the entire year.
How will students in the honors program be graded? Honors courses will follow the same CSArts-SGV grading practices outlined above.