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AP History & Honors/AP English

posted Feb 24, 2013, 8:19 PM by ARCADIA_HS PTSA   [ updated Feb 24, 2013, 8:26 PM ]

For Sophomores: There will be a mandatory meeting for any student considering APUSH (recommended for HUSH students) on Monday, March 4 at 3:00 PM in the Lecture Hall. We will hand out applications for APUSH, discuss work load and answer any questions you may have. See Mr. Panza in D8 if you have questions.


For 9th, 10th, and 11th graders interested in joining the AHS English honors and AP program for the 2013-2014 school year: Admission into English honors or AP can be achieved in two ways: (A) Criteria Admissions or (B) Test Admissions.

(A) To meet the Criteria Admissions, your student must demonstrate three of the four following requirements:
  1. A grade of A or B in both the current English class and previous semester’s English class.
  2. An “Advanced” score on the 2012 CST English Language Arts Proficiency Test.
  3. A recommendation from your student's current English teacher. (This is a confidential assessment; do not ask the teacher for a copy of the recommendation.)
  4. An appropriate “AP Potential” score based on the PSAT. (If your student did not take the PSAT last fall, s/he will not be able to fulfill this requirement.)
(B) If your student does not meet the above criteria, s/he can still gain admission by passing the Honors and AP Placement Essay Test, which will be offered after school on Wednesday, April 10, and Thursday, April 11, 2013 (locations TBA). Your student must bring along her/his school ID card in order to take the test. If your student fails to turn in this application by the Friday, March 15th deadline or if your student fails to show up to take the placement test, s/he will not be admitted to the English Honors and AP program next semester.

Your student must fill out and submit online the High School Application: English Honors and AP at this link: CLICK HERE
The information must be self-reported by the student and will be verified by your student's teachers and counselors. If your student falsifies any information, s/he will forfeit her/his admittance to the English Honors and AP program.