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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHigher Education (University +) · 6 months ago

Is advanced college prep classes the same thing as honors classes?

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  • 6 months ago
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    No. If you mean AP or Advanced Placement vs Honors, then the difference is that Honors classes tend to be a little faster-paced than standard classes. AP classes are supposed to not only cover more material and be graded at a college level, they are geared to enable the students to be able to do well on a standardized national test for that class. If a student does well on that test, they can earn college credit for the class.

    In many schools, AP classes get an extra GPA point (0-5 scale) but Honors classes are still on a 0-4 scale. You'd have to ask your guidance counselor about the policy at your high school.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    I think so. If it wasn’t honors they would just say college prep. Some say things like advanced, accelerated, or gifted instead of honors.

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  • 6 months ago

    Different high schools have different terminologies.

    In my experience, the academic levels are usually Remedial → College Prep (or standard curriculum) → Honors → Advanced Placement (AP) (or International Baccalaureate (IB)). In addition, there are vocational and technical classes that run separately from the academic curriculum.

    I've not heard of "advanced college prep."

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