Advanced Placement and Dual-Enrollment

Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment Courses

Students who enroll in any advanced placement course and earn a score of 3 or higher on the College Board© AP Exam offered in May, may receive college credit at any university (refer to the college of your choice for the required score). Successful completion of dual enrollment courses earns students both high school and college credit for the courses. *Students who pass AP and DE courses may earn an extra quality point for your GPA.

AP English Language and Composition

This course will be offered to high school juniors and will cover the following concepts:

  • Learn about the elements that define effective argument and composition through the critical analysis and interpretation of complex texts.
  • Understand the interactions among a writer’s purpose, audience, subject, and genre and how each of these contributes to effective writing. 
  • Enhance your own writing skills and understand better each stage of the writing process as you develop expository, analytical, and argumentative compositions. 
  • Go to: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-english-language-and-composition for more information.

AP English Literature and Composition

This course will be offered to high school seniors and will include these concepts:

  • Learn to analyze and interpret imaginative literature through the careful reading and critical analysis of representative works from various genres and periods. 
  • Explore literary elements such as a work’s structure, style and themes, as well as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism and tone.
  • Develop your writing skills as you express your ideas and analysis in expository, analytical, and argumentative essays. 
  • Go to https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-english-literature-and-composition for more information.

DE Algebra III/MATH 101

  • Dual Enrollment through Nicholls State University (Candidates can earn 3 credit hours)
  • Fall Semester Only
  • ACT subscores of 18 in English and 21 in Math; ACT Composite of 18

DE Advanced Math/MATH 102

  • Dual Enrollment through Nicholls State University (Candidates can earn 3 credit hours)
  • Spring Semester Only
  • ACT subscores of 18 in English and 21 in Math; ACT Composite of 18

DE Calculus/MATH 165

This course is dual enrolled with Nicholls State University. This course is worth 5 credit hours. Students who enroll in DE Calculus must have earned credit for MATH 102 OR have a ACT math subscore of 27, English subscore of 18 and composite score of 18. The students will: 

  • Explore the key concepts, methods, and applications of single-variable calculus including functions, graphs, and limits, derivatives, integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. 
  • Become familiar with concepts, results, and problems expressed in multiple ways including graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. 
  • Use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and support your conclusions. 
  • Go to https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-calculus-ab for more information.

DE Chemistry I/CHEM 105

The students who enroll in DE Chemistry I will:

  • Learn about the fundamental concepts of chemistry such as structure and states of matter, intermolecular forces, reactions, and how to use chemical calculations to solve problems about nature and properties of matter including the common elements and their compounds. 
  • Topics include periodic classification, atomic and molecular theories, nuclear chemistry, and the relation of atomic and molecular structure to chemical behavior, stoichiometry, and chemical nomenclature. 
  • In order to dual-enroll with Nicholls State University for this course, students must attain a 21 in Math and an 18 in English on the ACT.

DE Chemistry II/CHEM 106

This course is dual-enrolled with Nicholls State University. Students who previously received credit for CHEM 105 will be enrolled in CHEM 106 during the Spring semester. Students who meet ACT requirements for CHEM 105, but have not previously earned credit for CHEM 105 must be enrolled and earn credit for CHEM 105 during the Fall in order to enroll in CHEM 106 during the Spring. Students enrolled in this class will:

  • Explore more complex chemical systems and develop your ability to think clearly and express your ideas with clarity and logic, both orally and in writing. 
  • Learn topics such as solutions, chemical equilibrium, thermodynamics, kinetics, acid base chemistry, electrochemistry and ionic equilibrium. 
  • Go to https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-chemistry for more information.

*DE Chemistry II Lab/CHEM 110

This lab when taken in conjunction with CHEM 106 will earn students two additional hours of college credit; therefore, completion of Chem 105, 106, and 110 will complete requirements for Freshman level Chemistry at the university level. Students will conduct meaningful college-level laboratory investigations in which they will observe chemical reactions, interpret findings, and organize and communicate results. This course does NOT earn students an extra quality point toward a student's GPA.