AP and Honors Classes

Advanced Placement and Honors

Mead High School has an outstanding Advanced Placement Program. This program is designed for students who wish to engage in an enriched academic program of studies with the potential to earn college credit. There are many benefits of taking AP courses. An AP curriculum helps students acquire the skills and habits they’ll need to be successful in college. Students will improve their writing skills, sharpen their problem-solving abilities, and develop, management skills, discipline and study habits. Mead High School has exceptional AP teachers who are enthusiastic and highly committed to the AP Program.

Mead HS is proud to offer the following AP courses for potential college credit:

Advanced Placement Courses are weighted on a 5.0 scale.  All Advanced Placement courses have a culminating AP Exam administered at Mead High School in May.  Students may receive college credit based on the score they receive on the AP Exam. For more information about AP courses visit www.collegeboard.com.


Mead High School is proud to offer an exemplary Honors Program. The courses within this curriculum provide excellent preparation for our Advanced Placement offerings. In addition, these courses provide students with an opportunity for higher-level thinking, creativity and rigor.

English Honors 9                                                                                         English Honors 10

Biology Honors                                                                                            Chemistry Honors

World History/Geography Honors                                                                U.S. History Honors

Geometry Honors                                                                                        Algebra 2 Honors

Pre-calculus with Trig Honors

Honors courses are weighted on a 4.5 scale. Only 9th & 10th grade students can receive weighted credit for honors courses per SVVSD Board Policy.

Please click here for more info about the  Honors and AP Courses


Academic Support

We have academic support 3 days a week (M, T, TH from 2:30 - 3:30) that your child can take advantage of.  Many of our students are taking AP courses this year for the first time, or they may be taking extra honors and AP courses.  It is normal for them to feel pressure, a little anxiety, and the fast pace may be challenging.  Please help them weather this.  Here are some questions you can ask them:

  1. How often are you asking questions in class?
  2. Are you in a study group with other students in the same class?
  3. Are you going to academic support after school?
  4. Are you going to teacher AP study sessions before tests?  
  5. Are you visiting with your teacher after school or during lunch?
  6. Are you prioritizing your time wisely?