Southlands Christian High School’s instructional program is college preparatory and designed with rigorous academic standards and expectations in order to prepare students for study at the best universities. Courses at Southlands Christian High School are University of California approved and part of the a-g course list.
Courses are divided into the following designations:
College Preparatory- Courses are designed to prepare college-bound students for academic standards that are required at the college level.
Honors (H) – Courses cover advanced material and require higher academic rigor. Students who demonstrate strong academic ability through their grades and teacher recommendations can enroll in honors courses. Honors courses earn a weighted score on student transcripts.
Advanced Placement (AP) – Courses are approved by the College Board, offering students the opportunity to take college level courses and receive college credit. Curriculum, assignments, and tests are typically steeper in academic rigor and require more from students. Advanced Placement courses earn a weighted score on student transcripts.
The AP program at Southlands Christian High School consists of 22 courses across multiple subject areas. Each AP course is designed to equip students for earning college-level course credit in a high school setting. Courses are taught by highly qualified teachers who are trained to teach each AP and prepare students for their yearly AP examinations.
The College Board lists the following outcomes as rewards for students that enroll in AP courses: (1) Stand Out In College Admissions, (2) Earn College Credits, (3) Skip Introductory Courses, (4) Build College Skills*
*Information taken from apstudent.collegeboard.com