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Honors and Pre-Advanced Placement Program

Honors programs are offered to meet the academic needs of all students. These courses require students to have advanced skills in math and/or reading in order to meet the course performance expectations. Rubrics are used to determine if a student is eligible and likely to be successful in these courses. The rubrics consist of a combination of test scores, student grades, and teacher recommendations from previous years.  

Below is the links to the honors rubrics for English Language Arts (ELA) and math: 

  1. ELA Rubrics for questions please contact Suzanne Holt at seholt@baschools.org
  2. Math Rubrics for questions please contact Kerry Weingartner at krweingartner@baschools.org

Social Studies and Science courses are based off of the ELA and math rubrics.  

To enter into honors science courses, students must be eligible for enrollment in honors math or honors ELA programs, or score within 10 points of advanced on the 5th or 8th grade science Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT). If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Morales at rmorales@baschools.org

To enter into honors social studies courses, students must be eligible for enrollment in honors ELA or recommended by a social studies teacher. If you have any questions please contact Heather Goodenough at hdgoodenough@baschools.org

Any student may enroll in Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) courses if they meet the designated prerequisites.

Advanced Placement Program

The Advanced Placement (AP) is a program developed and overseen by the College Board. This program is a cooperative educational endeavor among secondary schools, colleges and universities. It allows high school students to undertake college-level academic learning in AP courses. It also affords them the opportunity to show that they have mastered the advanced material by taking AP exams. This program allows students to earn credit and/or advanced placement from participating colleges and universities. Explore AP and Big Future are two sites within College Board that can help students and parents make informed decisions about which classes to take.

AP courses, offered at Broken Arrow Public Schools in grades 10-12, make substantial academic demands on students. Students are required to do a considerable amount of outside reading and complete other assignments as well, demonstrating the analytical skills and writing ability expected of first-year students in strong college programs. Click here to view powerpoint AP presentation.