WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REGULAR, HONORS AND AP COURSES?
Regular courses are courses that meet traditional standards. Instruction is more rote, drill and practice, and text-book driven. This course is slower paced than an honors course.
Honors courses are designed so that the student must complete additional work outside traditional classroom instruction. This additional work is focused on obtaining and mastery of higher-order thinking skills such as the synthesis and evaluation of subject content. These classes move a little faster and go a little more in depth. Students should be challenged enough in these classes to maintain interest, without being overwhelmed.
AP stands for Advanced Placement. Students in these courses essentially are doing college level work. Every May, these students may take an AP exam, given by College Board, for college credit award in that course. AP classes are taught in a way to prepare you for an AP test at the end of the year. AP teachers are expected to have taught you everything you need to know to be able to take the test at the end of the year, and coursework must adhere the College Board syllabus. Students in this class should be prepared for a fast- paced instruction and should be self-motivated.
WHAT TYPES OF COURSES DO YOU OFFER?
Most classes offered at Firelight are "Honors" courses. Please check the type of credit issued for each course.