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The average high school class is considered a
non-college preparatory class.
It is what a student takes when they aren’t
receiving high enough grades for college
Definition: preparing a student for academic
work at the college level
-More detailed lectures
Than a average college preparatory class
College Board Definition: “Honor classes are
often offer the same curriculum as regular
classes but are tailored for high-achieving
◦ Higher expectations than college prep & average
◦ In-depth homework
◦ A longer, more in-depth lecture on a topic
A student is in high school for at the minimum of
four years. Most of high school students
want to take advantage of the classes that will
benefit them for their future. That means that they
will want to take higher courses, if they can.
But how do you get into these courses?
If the student is coming out of middle school and
going into high school (or want to go into a college
prep course anytime during high school)
First, the student will need to receive high B’s
and A’s in the course(s)
Second, the student needs to make an
appointment with their counselor & talk to them
about getting into a college prep course
That is all that is needed to getting into a college
First, the student has to have a high A in the
course that they would like to take as an
Second, talk to a counselor. See what the
counselor can do for you.
Third, if you have a high enough grade &
there is available seats in an honor course
then you can ask to be placed in that course.
College prep & honor courses are offered
because they, “ help students improve there
analytical, comprehension skills and
“It offers students a taste of college life. . .
Students can truly understand what college
will be like and they can better investigate
potential course load”.
Every school is different because all schools
have a different budget & the courses that are
offered depends on the budget
Typical schools have the minimum of English,
history, & math courses.
Other schools that have a higher budget can
have better college prep and honor courses
◦ Psychology, Computer science, Classic languages .&
“Low-level course work increasingly is viewed
as being unsufficient to prepare any students
for life after high school”
◦ Meaning that the students who don’t take college
preparatory courses or honor courses are not as
prepared for the life they will have no matter what it
be after high school
Whether you take College Prep or Honor
Courses in high school or both, they will
more than likely help you get through
◦ Holly Tarr, Freshman at Santa Barbara took honor
courses all throughout high school. She know
explains that by taking those courses she was able
to have a “better understanding of what college
classes would be like [and with] expectations of
what the classes would be like” when she entered
Santa Barbara University.
Do you believe that college courses will
benefit you for your future and how?
◦ Sam Vantress, a high school student, answered that
question with a, “I think they will because they have
taught me skills about writing and how to learn
different techniques because they are better
teachers and I learned more from them than I would
have a normal teacher.
In 2013, data shows that in the Yuba County
alone only 24% of students took college
◦ Meaning less than 1/3 of high school students
chose to not take higher courses
“People with a Bachelors degree make 86%
more than over a lifetime than high school
◦ Meaning that the people who went to college after
high school & received a diploma, often earn more
College Preparatory & Honor courses are very
similar in reason, & are slightly different
compared to Average courses but we see that
in the long run taking these courses in high
school will benefit the student for their life
after high school, with getting into college
and being able to stay without feeling
overwhelmed with not knowing what is
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