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Honors Program

The Honors Program at MSSD is an advanced program for students interested in pursuing a higher academic challenge. Courses available through the Honors Program are divided into two categories: Honors and Advanced Placement (AP).

Honors courses provide the student with a deeper look into the subject matter through a wide variety of higher-level assignments and readings.

AP courses are college equivalent classes that provide the student with a reading- and writing-intensive foundation from which to gain competency in a particular discipline. At the end of the course, the student is expected to take the AP test in that particular subject and a passing score earns him or her college credit. Standards for the national AP programs are decided upon by the College Board. For more information about the College Board, visit www.collegeboard.com.

Although national debate exists about which students to allow into an AP or honors class, MSSD believes in encouraging average as well as above average performing students to enroll in the Honors Program if they are interested. Enrollment in Honors Program classes is based on an open enrollment policy for any student who seeks a more intensive academic challenge.