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Placement and Leveling

Advanced Placement - primarily for students in Grades 11 and 12, AP courses offer a fast-paced, intensive, college-level, exposure to a specific curriculum. Students in AP courses must take the AP exam, offered by the College Board, at the end of the school year in order to receive AP credit for these courses.

Curriculum H - for students in Grades 9 – 12, Curriculum H courses are driven by independent student-work and, along with Advanced Placement courses, require the highest amount of student discipline, energy, effort, and organizational skills.

Curriculum A - for students in Grades 9 – 12, Curriculum A courses are college preparatory courses that cover rigorous content, college preparatory skill development, and specific instruction from teachers in study skills.

Curriculum B - for students in Grades 9 – 11 with teacher and school counselor approval only, Curriculum B courses allow for some remediation while still providing preparation for college and career. Students who are interested in Division 1 or 2 college athletics will need to satisfy NCAA Eligibility Criteria which is available on their website, www.ncaaclearinghouse.org. Historically, Curriculum A, Honors and AP courses have met these standards. Please note that the NCAA has not approved Curriculum B core classes at this point in time.
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Heterogeneous courses - Courses with this designation are offered to all students. Students access the same curriculum at the same time with the same teacher. Teachers will differentiate instruction to ensure that all students are appropriately challenged by the curriculum and can reach their full potential. Although this practice is not new to Arlington High School, we are making an effort to ensure that all students take at least two heterogeneous classes in core content areas before they graduate, as required by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Students have the option of earning Honors Credit through more challenging research and project work. Students who are interested in earning Honors credit will inform the teacher in September.