Honors and Advanced Placement
Certain courses, including all Advanced Placement courses (see below), have been designated as honors courses by their respective academic departments because the work requirements are both quantitatively and qualitatively above and beyond what is required in regular courses.
A student's placement in an honors course is based on his academic achievement in a prerequisite course and on his overall GPA. Honors placement is competitive, as the potential number of students may exceed the seats available in honors sections.
As part of its regular audit procedure for secondary schools, the College Board has certified that all courses designated Advanced Placement at Fairfield Prep follow the various curricula established for such courses. All Advanced Placement courses at Prep are also designated as honors courses. Assignment to Advanced Placement courses is effectuated according to the same criteria as those employed for honors courses.
Advanced Placement courses offered at Fairfield Prep are:
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- AP Statistics
- AP Biology
- AP Chemistry
- AP Physics
- AP Junior English: American Literature
- AP Senior English: Language and Rhetoric
- AP French Language & Culture
- AP Spanish Language & Culture
- AP Spanish Literature & Culture
- AP Latin
- AP U.S. History
- AP Government and Politics
- AP European History