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  • AVID

    Advancement Via Individual Determination

    AVID is an elective course offered at BHS which focuses on a college-going culture.

    In AVID, students will:

    • Learn valuable study skills,
    • Participate in tutorial sessions during class led by college students twice weekly,
    • Visit colleges, attend field trips, listen to guest speakers, and
    • Set short and long term goals for college.

    AP & DUAL CREDIT AT BHS

    AP Courses 2020-2021

    • Biology
    • Calculus AB
    • Calculus BC
    • Chemistry
    • English III (Lang.)
    • English IV (Lit.)
    • Environmental Science
    • Human Geography
    • Macroeconomics
    • Music Theory
    • Physics I
    • Psychology
    • Spanish (Lang.)
    • Statistics
    • Studio Art 2D, 3D, Drawing
    • U.S. Government
    • U.S. History
    • World History

     

    Dual Credit Courses 2020-2021

    • English III (Comp.)
    • English IV (Brit. Lit.)
    • U.S. History
    • U.S. Government
    • EMT Certification
    • Fire Academy Certification
    • College Algebra 
    • Elementary Statistics

     

    AP VS. DUAL CREDIT

    AP

    Dual Credit

    Both

    College credit earned by taking the AP Exam and scoring a 3 or higher.

    College credit earned by passing the course

    College level rigor

    Taught by BHS teachers

    Taught by either BHS teachers or Hill College Instructors

    High student expectations

    Classes taken during the school day at BHS

    Classes taken during the school day, online, or after hours at a Hill College Campus

    Independent study skills necessary

    5.0 weighted GPA

    4.5 Weighted GPA

     

    AP Exam Fee Approximately $96 per exam

    Tuition is about $303 per semester + book

     

     

    GPA WEIGHTING CHART

    All courses shall be used to complete a calculation of a student’s grade point average (GPA). This includes dual enrollment courses. We encourage you to review the GPA weighting chart below and consider the impact of course selection and GPA.

     

    Semester Grade

    Advanced Placement

    Pre-Advanced Placement

    & Dual Credit

    On-Level Courses

    97-100

    5.0

    4.5

    4.0

    94-96

    4.8

    4.3

    3.8

    90-93

    4.6

    4.1

    3.6

    87-89

    4.4

    3.9

    3.4

    84-86

    4.2

    3.7

    3.2

    80-83

    4.0

    3.5

    3.0

    77-79

    3.8

    3.3

    2.8

    74-76

    3.6

    3.1

    2.6

    71-73

    3.4

    2.9

    2.4

    70

    3.2

    2.7

    2.2

    No weighted credit points shall be added for grades lower than 70.