AP courses are rigorous academic programs available to students who demonstrate interest in the opportunity to pursue challenging college-level classes. The College Board’s AP courses are offered in a wide variety of subjects that students can take while still in high school. They offer demanding course work and a taste of what college classes are like. Through AP's college-level courses and exams, students can earn college credit and/or advanced placement while standing out in the admission process. AP courses can help students acquire the skills and habits necessary to be successful in post-secondary education. Conard High School AP course offerings are as follows:
|AP Biology||AP Computer Science||AP Economics||AP Physics I and II||AP Statistics|
|AP Calculus AB||AP English Language||AP European History||AP Psychology||AP Studio Art|
|AP Calculus BC||AP English Literature||AP French Language||AP Spanish Language||AP US History|
|AP Chemistry||AP Environmental Science||AP Physics I||AP Spanish Literature||AP US Gov. and Politics|
Be sure to check each course description as some may have prerequisites. AP courses are listed in this booklet and on the student transcript with the AP designation. AP exams will be given during the second and third weeks in May. There is a fee for each examination taken, payable to the Advanced Placement Program. Student participation in the Advanced Placement exam is a course expectation.
- Students may take the Early College Experience program courses if they meet all the prerequisites of the department and the university.
- Student must register in advance. Registration is facilitated through the classroom and School Counseling Office.
- Courses are taught by Conard staff members who are also adjunct professors for UConn.
- Students must maintain a grade of C or better to be awarded the university’s credits.
- Upon successful completion of a UConn/ECE course, students may request a transcript from the University of Connecticut.
- UCONN credits are accepted at many colleges and universities across the country.
- Students must register in the University of Connecticut: Early College Experience (ECE) prior to the start of the course and are financially responsible for all fees associated with the course. A $25.00 per credit fee is charged for changes made during the add/drop period in late summer.
- All fees for courses dropped after the UCONN add/drop period deadline are non-refundable.
CCP Website info
The CCP Program is a nationally recognized option that enables students to receive community college credit while completing high school courses. The CCP Program is offered in various career cluster areas for sophomores, juniors and seniors who wish to pursue course work directly related to a specific career pathway. This program provides the benefit of earning up to 14 community college credits in many Career and Technical Education courses through a partnership with the community college system. West Hartford Public Schools is aligned with Capital Community College (CCC), but because the CCP Program is a national program, many out-of-state universities and private colleges may also accept CCP Program credit. The purpose of this program is to encourage students to continue their post-secondary education while concentrating on a specific pathway interest. There is no fee required for participation, and students do not have to attend CCC during their enrollment in the CCP Program. Upon completion of a CCP course or courses, students may request an official transcript directly from Capital Community College.
Students enrolled in this program are required to specialize in a technical area and take at least one technical course to earn community college credit. Students may also take qualifying courses in Speech/Visual Communication English, Science and Math for additional credit.
In order to register for the College Career Pathways Program students must:
Enroll in one of the technical courses listed below during their sophomore or junior year
The qualifying English course includes Speech/Visual Communication English
The qualifying Science courses include Chemistry, Physics, Conceptual Chemistry and Conceptual Physics
The qualifying Math courses include Algebra II (L3), Algebra II (L2)
The following technical course areas are currently offered and further defined within the Program of Studies:
Personal Finance course options (refer to the Business & Finance section of the Program of Studies)
Early Childhood Education course option (refer to the Family & Consumer Sciences section of the Program of Studies)
- Introduction to Early Childhood + Early Childhood Careers & Education
- Computer Info Systems (refer to the Technology & Engineering section and the Business section of the Program of Studies)
- Computer Applications Office & Media
- Computer Technology + Intro to Computer Science
- Graphic Design II, III or IV
- Web Design & Development
- Speech & Visual Communication (refer to the Business & Finance section of the Program of Studies)
- Speech and Visual Communications
courses are intended as enrichment courses for advanced students who are looking for additional challenge and background for later college work. Courses taken “off-campus” may not be substituted for courses presently offered within the high schools. Tuition in most cases is free. However, students will be required to pay a registration fee plus the cost of the books and any lab fee and must arrange their own transportation. See your school counselor for details regarding these and other college programs.