ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) PROGRAM
Student Agreement for Advanced Placement (AP) & Honors
JLHS supports any student who wants to accept the challenges of an advanced class. However, the opportunity to be in advanced placement or honors classes carries with it certain assumptions about the skills and maturity of students who will be doing advanced or college level work. It is hoped that students are primarily motivated by an appreciation for the subject and secondarily by GPA or the AP exam.
Students are expected:
- To be independent learners, willing to read, learn, ask questions, pursue outside reading and research, integrate and discuss material from diverse sources.
- To spend, on average, approximately five hours per week for each AP class.
- To attend class, take tests, and turn in assignments on time.
- To accept that enrollment in an AP course does not guarantee an A or B grade.
- To gracefully accept assignments, suggestions, and coaching from the teacher.
Students who enroll in an advanced placement course or honors course and their parent/guardian must agree to to the following (and sign a written contract):
- I recognize that I have to demonstrate independence and responsibility. I must meet the highest standards of performance in any honors or advanced placement course. Honors classes typically require 1-1/2 times as much home-work as non-honors college preparatory classes. Each advanced placement course may require as much as five hours of homework weekly.
- I know that I cannot transfer from my AP or honors class into the equivalent college preparatory course after the progress report without penalty. A drop after the official DROP date is reflected as a Withdrawal Fail (WF) on the official transcript. I also understand there may not be space available for me in a college prep class and I may have to delay a required class because of my drop.
- I realize that by enrolling in an advanced placement course, I am expected to take the corresponding advanced placement exam in May. Funding for this examination is available for those students with demonstrated financial need.
- I understand that JLHS does not recommend that students take more than 2 AP classes per year. I agree to uphold James Logan High School’s academic integrity policy.
- I understand that I may be dropped from any honors or advanced placement class with a failing grade pursuant to a violation of the Academic Integrity Policy if I plagiarize, cheat, or submit work other than that which I personally have done.
- I understand that a California State University and University of California approved honors or advanced placement class receives an extra GPA point on the weighted GPA for JLHS. An extra point is not calculated on the unweighted GPA for official transcripts.
James Logan is committed to making AP tests available to all students. Each AP test costs $95. College Board offers a reduced price of $53 to all eligible students. This cost is further subsidized by the state and the school, where students only pay $5.00 per test. Logan will make all efforts to cover fees for any students with financial hardships. Please see your AP teacher, your counselor, or your House Principal about fee reductions and fee waivers.
AP & Honors Courses offered at JLHS:
Algebra 2 Honors
Anatomy & Physio Honors
Chinese 4 Honors
College Math Honors
English 1 (H)
English 2 (H)
French 3 Honors
Punjabi 4 Honors
Spanish 3 Honors