Honors / Advanced Placement (AP) Information

McMinnville High School Honors and Advanced Placement (AP)  courses provide rigorous and challenging studies for students who are capable or motivated to pursue rigorous and challenging instructionWhen forecasting for new classes, students are encouraged to consider any Honors/AP courses they want or that they receive Teacher Recommendation for.  With proper planning/forecasting, MHS students have the potential to earn an Associate of Oregon Transfer Degree (OTD) through Chemeketa Community College.

Honors Courses
The curriculum in each Honors course includes appropriate adaptations for accelerated and enriched learning for pursuing in-depth studies that require abstract and higher-order thinking skills.  Honors courses provide expectations and opportunities for students to work independently at an accelerated pace, to engage in more rigorous and complex content and processes and to develop authentic products that reflects students' understanding of key concepts.

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are those for which a College Board Advanced Placement examination exists.  A qualifying score (3-5) on an AP exam may give the student college credit or advanced standing in the subject in many colleges.  Theses courses include concepts and skills that help prepare students for the AP exams.  McMinnville High School has a large array of Honors / Advanced Placement (AP) courses and AP exams.

Students must take the AP exam in order to receive AP credit on their high school transcripts.  AP exam fees may apply.