Chino Hills Advanced Placement Program
"Access to Excellence"
Chino Hills High School offers a range of AP courses for students to access. Students should consult with their teachers and counselors as they choose their AP courses. Parents should help guide their students to be thoughtful of the time committment required to be successful in these interesting and challenging courses.
The Advanced Placement Program gives high school students an opportunity to take college-level courses and exams. There are many benefits for students who participate in AP, such as studying interesting and challenging things, discovering new interests, earning credit or advanced placement in college, and getting a head start on their future college career.
Students should decide to register in AP courses on the basis of their previous preparation for such a course, their willingness and ability to meet its academic challenges, and the level of support they receive from family and friends
- Challenge yourself
- Prepare for college work
- Improve your chances of getting into a competitive college
- Get good value for your money
- Get a head start
- Finish college earlier
- A rich and rewarding experience
AP Scholar Awards
The AP Program offers several Scholar Awards to recognize high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through their performance in AP courses and exams.
AP Scholar. Granted to students who receive grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams on full-year courses.
AP Scholar with Honor. Granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams on full-year courses.
AP Scholar with Distinction. Granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams on full-year courses.
AP State Scholar. Granted to one female and one male student in each state with the highest average grade (at least 3.5) on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on the greatest number of exams (at least three exams on full-year courses).
National AP Scholar. Granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 4.0 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams on full-year courses.