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HONORS AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT (A.P.) COURSES
Honors courses are those offering expanded academic content and may include research, in-
depth studies, mentorships, content-focused seminars, and extended content standards and objec-
tives instruction. Advanced placement courses are those which are advanced in terms of content
and performance expectations of classes normally available for a given grade or age level; they
provide credit toward graduation and possible college credit; they include those courses recognized
or offered by the College Board, post-secondary schools, and other foundations or corporations of
recognized scholastic standing.
Honors and A. P. courses must be submitted to the Superintendent of Harrison County Schools
for Board approval. Honors and A.P. courses may be reviewed by a county committee to monitor
content and methods of instruction. At this time proposals for additional offerings will be consid-
ered. An A.P. class follows a course of study designed to prepare the student for the A.P. exami-
nation.
WEIGHTED GRADES
County board of education shall issue weighted grades for Advanced Placement and Interna-
tional Baccalaureate courses for which high school credit is to be awarded. The section below sets
forth the grading scale that must be used for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate
courses. County board of education continue to have discretionary authority to issue weighted
grades for other advanced high school courses.
Weighted course grading scale:
Average Grade Quality Points
93-100
A
5.0
85-92
B
4.0
75-84
C
3.0
65-74
D
2.0
0-64
F
0
Harrison County Board of Education
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