Honors & Advanced Placement
All of our courses in the core areas (English, Social Science, Science, Mathematics, Foreign Language and Religion), as well as Art, offer Honors sections, which feature advanced material and heightened student responsibilities. Students in Honors sections receive a weighted grade that reflects these additional commitments. Selection for Honors sections is based on student achievement in previous related coursework and teacher recommendations.
Roselle Catholic offers a number of Advanced Placement (AP) courses approved by The College Board. The College Board is a non-profit organization that controls the designation " Advanced Placement" and authorizes its use where
a high school course meets stringent standards in content and instructional methodology. Given those high standards, Advanced Placement courses are deemed at least the equivalent of a freshman college course, and so many colleges give credit or other consideration for an acceptable performance on Advanced Placement examinations, which are prepared and graded by The College Board at the end of every school year.
For many of our students, the AP program is an important part of their RC experience. We typically see 5% to 10% of our graduating class earn the "AP Scholar" designation from The College Board, reflecting stellar performance on at least three AP exams. As of the testing completed in May 2012, fourteen students were named "AP Scholars," including eight members of the Class of 2012 and six from this year's Senior Class of 2013, who have the opportuntity for further honors through the AP courses they are taking now.
The College Board has authorized Roselle Catholic to offer the following AP courses.
AP Environmental Science
AP European History
AP Literature and Composition
AP Language and Composition
AP Studio Art
AP United States History