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For Honors + AP

Loyola participates in the nationwide Advanced Placement program of college-level instruction in high school by offering Advanced Placement courses. Students who complete these classes must take examinations prepared by the College Board in May. Success in the examination may earn the student college credit, advanced placement in college, or both.

Requirements for Honors and Advanced Placement Courses

Loyola encourages students to take demanding and advanced academic courses in all fields. Accordingly, grades in all Honors and Advanced Placement courses will be counted for rank-in- class on the following scale:

A+ =    5.3 pts.         A    =    5.0 pts.         A-    =    4.7 pts.
B+ =    4.3 pts.         B    =    4.0 pts.         B-    =    3.7 pts.
C+ =    3.3 pts.         C    =    3.0 pts.         C-    =    2.7 pts.

An A+ grade in a regular course receives 4.3 points. The maximum un-weighted GPA is 4.0.

The following entrance requirements apply to honors level courses. These are minimum requirements to be considered for entrance into restricted honors classes. Student selected for these restricted courses typically have GPA’s much higher than the minimum. The AP for Curriculum and Scheduling will have the final say regarding exceptions or special circumstances.

Entrance requirements for honors and advanced placement courses include, but are not limited to:

  1. Cumulative overall 3.0 GPA or higher
  2. Cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher in the subject
  3. Recommendation from the current teacher in the subject area
  4. Acceptable scores on standardized or placement tests
  5. Recommendation from counselor

A student may be dropped from an honors or AP course if any of the following occur:

  1. Cumulative weighted GPA drops below 3.0
  2. Grade in course (as listed on the transcript) falls below a B-
  3. Teacher recommends that the student be dropped from the course roster
  4. Counselor recommends that the student be dropped from the course roster

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