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Advanced Placement (AP), Honors (H) and Accelerated (Acc)

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Advanced Placement (AP), Honors (H) and Accelerated (Acc) courses allow students the opportunity to take the most rigorous courses available in preparation for collegiate studies.  Learn about the differences between these advanced levels as well as courses that require a contract and/or summer work by viewing the chart below.

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Advanced Placement
Community College Concurrent Enrollment
Qualifies for A-G credit Yes Yes Yes Yes Usually Yes if IGETC
Offered in grades 9, 10, 11, 12 9, 10 10, 11, 12 10, 11, 12 9, 10, 11, 12
(extra GPA point awarded for C or better)
No No Yes Yes Yes if IGETC
College credit awarded at most colleges for passing AP exam in May with 3+ n/a n/a n/a Yes Usually Yes
Summer work required (please see below) No Sometimes Sometimes Usually No
Contract required No Sometimes Sometimes Yes view forms

Who to Contact

Andrea Hayes
Assistant Principal
HHS AP Coordinator
ext. 61105

Paul Gonsalves
HHS AP Support Coordinator
ext. 61142

Alison Parsons
HHS National Math & Science Initiative (NMSI) Grant Coordinator

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AP Study Sessions  National Math & Science Initiative (AP Grant)

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) has partnered with HUSD to provide AP Math, Science and English students with 3 content specific and test strategy study sessions before the AP exams in May. These study sessions will be available for the following AP classes: Statistics, Calculus, Computer Science, English 11, English 12, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

As you may know, the AP exam (per class) is $94, so participation in this program will help make these test more financially accessible because students who participate in the study sessions will be given $47 toward each of their AP tests. 



Study sessions will be held online this year. Make sure you sign up for your account so you can access NMSI resources. Check with your teacher if you need help doing this. 


AP Payments 2020-2021

Exam fees for the May 2021 AP® Exams:

  • Standard Price: $95 per exam
  • Subsidized NMSI Price: $48 per exam for Science, English or Math Exams
  • Fee Reduction Price*: $63 per exam exam 
  • Free Reduction NMSI Subsidized Price*: $32 for Science, English or Math Exams

*The Fee Reduction Price applies to students who have qualified for the Free-Reduced Lunch program 


Click the 'AP Exam Payment’ button on this page to access the APTS system and complete the online registration and payment form.

  • The fees due can be submitted either by online payment (credit or debit card), or via mailing in a check or money order. Instructions will be provided at the end of the form.
  • Note: a 3% credit card processing fee will be incurred for credit card payment.
  • Mail in options should be made payable to “APTS.” 


Deadline to submit fees online is March 5, 2021 at 11:59pm PST.


Deadline to submit fees using the mail in option is on or before March 1, 2021