Levels of Instruction
- Standard level courses are for those students planning to continue their education beyond high school (four-year, two-year or technical colleges/universities). The pace and level of instruction are advanced and require students to be organized and motivated. These classes will prepare students well for the rigor of college level programming. They have no special designation and are available to all students. The majority of the student population will select courses at this level. Some (non-honors) courses qualify for college credit through Early College Experience (ECE) or other college partnerships.
- Early College Experience (ECE) courses are college level for which content is prescribed by the University of Connecticut. ECE courses are offered at both the standard and Advanced Placement (AP) levels, depending on course content. Semester exams have specific content prescribed by the University of Connecticut.
- Honors and Advanced Placement (AP): The pace and level of instruction are more advanced, requiring higher levels of organization and motivation. Advanced Placement classes are college level courses. Course content is prescribed by the current College Board’s Advanced Placement syllabus. The College Board Advanced Placement Examination is an expectation for students enrolled in AP level courses.
- Other Courses: Certain subjects offer courses (by recommendation only) that have been grouped according to achievement levels to provide for students who have demonstrated special abilities or needs.