Honors Classes -- in both English grade 9, and in Algebra grade 9, are based on high school placement test scores and middle school teacher recommendations. Honors Geometry (grade 9 or 10) and Honors Algebra II (grade 10 or 11) are based on present math course performance and the teacher's recommendation.
The resources below provide a thorough explanation of the AP Program that is offered through the College Board. St. Pius X offers these AP classes: English Literature and Composition (grade 10), English Language and Composition (grade 11), U. S. History (grade 11), American Government (grade 12), and Studio Art (usually grade 12).
ACCP, an acronym for Advanced College Credit Placement, is dual credit -- both for high school and college. The college credit is provided by the accepting institution the student attends, not by the college or university that offers the course. Rockhurst University, Missouri Western State University (St. Joseph, MO), and Park University are the institutions with which St. Pius X works. Fees for ACCP classes are significantly reduced from full time students.
St. Pius X offers these ACCP classes: College Algebra, PreCalculus, Calculus, Advanced Biology, Chamistry III, French III, and French IV.