AP and Honors Courses
Academic Honors Program:
The district, in its efforts to meet the varying
academic needs of students, has developed the Academic Honors Program.
Courses in this program are either accelerated, enriched, or a combination
of both. Students electing to participate in the courses must meet high
academic standards and have parental permission for placement. Students
enrolled in AP courses have the option of taking the AP exam for college
Courses in this program include:
Accelerated English I-IV, AP English Literature, Trigonometry, Advanced Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, Accelerated Geography, AP Calculus, Accelerated Biology, Accelerated Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Chemistry II, AP Biology, AP Physics, AP Music Theory, Accelerated World History, AP World History, AP European History, Accelerated US History, AP U.S. History, AP U.S. Government, Economics, and Modern Foreign Language 3-4.
VHS offers a full-orbed secondary curriculum. Required courses are offered and supplemented with a wide variety of electives to include health and physical education, comprehensive fine arts courses, technology, driver’s education, and photography to name a few. A complete list of course offerings is available at New Horizons.
Students with disabilities, as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Public Law 105-17), have an option to earn a VWSD Occupational Diploma at VHS. Special education students may enroll in an academic course of study aimed at a high school diploma; may enroll in an occupational course of study; or may obtain a Graduation Certificate based on the completion of IEP goals. More information is available on page 58 of the district’s New Horizons.