<p>require you to take non-honors/AP classes? mine does, I personally think it's unfair :-/</p>
<p>What do you mean "non-honors/AP classes"? Well, several schools that I know of don't allow their students to take honors in english or social studies in their freshman and sophomore years; they just don't have it and don't allow it. My school is all honors track.</p>
<p>I think all schools require at least a couple (i.e. health, PE, etc.)</p>
<p>Mine doesn't "require" it so much as forces you into the position.</p>
<p>I get the distinct feeling that AP classes at my school are harder than at other schools. AP US (and AP Euro, to a lesser degree) are popular but stress out even the smartest kids with the best time management skills. You don't take AP Chem here unless you're planning to be a neurosurgeon.</p>
<p>But what I hate is that there are so few honors courses. Freshmen are at the junior high here, putting them at a real disadvantage, and they're only offered honors English and honors Biology. Then sophs and juniors can take one semester of honors English, but the other semester is a lit class, none of which are honors. There's no honors foreign language and only one honors math (Alg 2) and no honors social studies. It's really hard for the kids (like me) who get bored with regular classes but can't commit the time to AP work.</p>
<p>What also irks me as that they call it "advanced," which I think is sometimes misleading. For instance, "advanced algebra 2" doesn't necessarily connote an honors course. It makes me worry.</p>
<p>Advanced = AP in my school
And there aren't any honors and advanced courses.</p>
<p>If you're taking the most rigorous classes your school offers then you don't need to worry. Your school will send a school profile or explain that these are the "highest" classes offered.</p>
<p>at my school:
languages level 1, 2, and 3 are non honors.
art classes are all non honors.
and music is only honors by audition.
all phys eds are non honors. </p>
<p>you have to take 2 arts and humanities (language, art or music) and 3 gyms to graduate. but you can make your arts and humanities both honors music classes if you are good enough. but most kids have at least 5 or 6 non honors classes, just by the virtue that there arent quite enough honors classes offered to make them all honors.</p>
<p>We don't have honors, and only 5 APs, so I guess you could say we're required to take non-honors/aps to fulfill state requirements.</p>