Welcome to Advanced Academics
Advanced Placement (AP)
Advanced Placement (AP) courses allow students to take college-level courses while in high school. College Board has more than 30 Advanced Placement (AP) courses across 20 subject areas. At the end of the school year, students take the national AP examination for the course or courses they are enrolled in and may earn college credit for an AP exam score of 3 or higher. The College Board each AP course and provides training for teachers. During the college application and admissions process, students who have taken AP classes in high school distinguish themselves by demonstrating their desire to take challenging academic courses. Check the LRSD High School Course Catalog which includes all courses offered in the LRSD.
Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP)
The district offers Pre-AP courses in middle school and high school. Students are encouraged to take these rigorous courses designed to prepare students for AP classes. Students must be willing to invest more time and effort into these courses to meet higher levels of expectation.
Honors Diploma Seal
A special Honors Seal will be affixed to the diploma and transcript of a student who meets the following standards:
- Completes the units required for the Little Rock Scholars curriculum
- Successfully completes a minimum of eight Pre-Advanced Placement or Advanced Placement courses over a four-year period. (Hall High School students may take University Studies courses as substitutes for Pre-Advanced Placement and/or Advanced Placement courses. Other approved dual-credit courses offered to LRSD students in collaboration with area colleges/ universities may also be substituted for the Pre-AP or AP requirement.)
- Earns a grade-point-average of at least 3.5