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AP and Honors Courses

Advanced Placement Information Night
We are pleased that so many of our students choose to challenge themselves by registering for one or more Advanced Placement courses each year. We appreciate the commitment these students take on, and we are equally convinced that our parents need to be aware of the expectations that AP courses hold so that students are prepared to meet this challenge.
Advanced Placement courses are rigorous and require a significant commitment. In order to fully appreciate the academic benefits and responsibilities being assumed, St. Pius X High School will be sponsoring an Advanced Placement Information Night for all parents and students who are interested in registering for an Advanced Placement course.
A 5-point grade scale is weighted to reflect the difficulty of Honors and AP courses. AP students are required to take their specific AP exam(s) in May. The final grade for an AP course at St. Pius X is based on the teacher's personally developed grading criteria for the course. AP scores are independently recorded as prospective college credit. (See the SPX mission and philosophy of AP Courses.)
Advanced Placement courses offered:
➢ Fine Arts
AP Art History
AP Music Theory
AP Studio Art


➢ Modern & Classical Languages
AP Spanish Language and Culture


➢ English
AP English Literature
AP English Language & Composition


➢ Mathematics
AP Statistics
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Computer Science


➢ Science
AP Biology II
AP Environmental Science
AP Chemistry
AP Physics 1


➢ Social Studies
AP U.S. History
AP U.S. Government and Politics
AP Psychology


➢ AP Capstone Diploma
AP Seminar
AP Research
Honors courses are also offered for:
Algebra I/Geometry
Algebra II/Trigonometry
Chemistry (Summers only)
English I
English II
French III
French IV
Spanish II
Spanish III
World History and Geography