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What You Need to Know About AP and ACP.


While it might not seem like it, scheduling for next year is right around the corner.

Which makes it the perfect time to address the differences in AP courses and ACP courses.

All high school students in Indiana are required to earn a Core 40 degree to graduate.

There are three options with the Core 40, the regular Core 40, Academic Honors, and Technical

Honors. With Academic Honors and Technical Honors a student has to get 47 credits instead of

the 40 credits with the regular Core 40. With Academic and Technical Honors you also have to

have to have credits in AP and/or ACP courses.

AP stands for Advanced Placement and is regulated through College Board. College

Board also administers the PSAT and the SAT. AP courses are offered to Juniors and Seniors

and are nationally recognized as rigorous preparation of college, but you don’t always get the

college credit. In the Spring, there is a national standardized AP exam, which is a test over

everything covered in the class. The test is scored on a scale from 1-5. A score of 3 or more

may result in college credit or advanced placement, but it’s not definite. ACP course are Advanced College Placement classes administered by Indiana University. These are dual credit classes and students will receive a grade at MHS and a grade on their Indiana University college transcript. These classes cost $25 per credit hour and each class is a total of 3 credit hours. These credits will most likely transfer to state colleges and a few out of state colleges. Students will also have to enroll online at Indiana University.

MHS also offers many of other programs, including Project Lead the Way, MHS Building

Trades, B & B Moulders, St. Joe CEO and Elkhart Area Career Center. If you have any

question visit your counselor, they are always happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have.


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