• Course Levels and Performance Expectatinos


  • College Preparatory Level

    Courses offered at Mt. Hope High

    School are designed with curriculum
    that will prepare them for post-
    secondary education. This
    curriculum is designed to enable
    students to achieve the school’s
    graduation expectations.


    College Preparatory courses are
    scaffolded to allow students multiple
    opportunities to achieve state and
    content standards. Achievement is
    measured in a variety of ways
    including traditional, authentic tasks
    and performance based assessments.


  • Honors Level

    Honors courses at Mt. Hope High

    School are designed with curriculum
    that prepares students for post-
    secondary education. This
    curriculum is designed to enable
    students to achieve the school’s
    graduation expectations.


    Honors courses are designed so that
    students achieve state and content
    standards. The honors curriculum
    requires a willingness to complete
    extensive independent and
    supplementary work outside of the
    school day. Honors courses are
    taught at an accelerated pace, and the
    breadth and depth of content is
    explored more comprehensively than
    in the traditional college preparatory
    courses. Achievement is measured in
    a variety of ways including
    traditional, authentic tasks, in depth
    investigations or projects as well as
    performance based assessments.

  • Advanced Placement
    College Board Approved Courses
    AP courses offered at Mt. Hope High
    School are college level classes for
    which students may receive college
    credit from some institutions upon
    the successful completion of the AP
    examination. AP courses are
    designed as first year college courses
    that follow an approved curricula
    approved by the College Board. The
    courses address a broad content, at a
    deep level, and at a faster pace.
    Students taking an AP course should
    expect to spend significant time on
    independent reading, projects and
    papers. Students considering AP
    courses should be able to:
     Read independently and
    readily recall essential
    information
     Organize and synthesize
    large amounts of material
     Write organized and
    sophisticated essays

  • AP Test Policy
    Students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses are expected to take the Advanced Placement examinations offered
    in the spring. Failure to take the AP examination will result in the surrender of AP weight and status on the student’s transcript.
    Students are responsible for payment of applicable AP examination fees set by the College Board. Financial assistance
    is available for qualifying students. Students should speak to their guidance counselors about obtaining financial
    assistance.
    Failure to pay for the AP examination will result in the surrender of AP weight and status on the student’s
    transcript. Updated transcripts will be sent to post-secondary schools, colleges and universities.