Honors and AP Courses
St. Paul High School offers 12 honors courses
(World History, English 1, English 2, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Jazz Ensemble, Swordsmen Chorale)
14 Advanced Placement courses
(European History, American History, American Government & Politics, English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Physics, Environmental Science, Seminar, Research, Spanish Language, Studio Art 2D, Studio Art 3D).
Students who score a 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing earn the AP Capstone Diploma. This signifies outstanding academic achievement and attainment of college-level academic and research skills. Students who score a 3 or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research (but not on four additional AP Exams) earn the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.
This innovative program gets a broader, more diverse student population ready for college and beyond. The program gives our teachers more leeway with curriculum choices, so their students can access more challenging coursework and sharpen their reading and writing skills.
St. Paul offers an Honors Academy.
At graduation, eligible students receive 'Lifetime Member' recognition for successfully completing (B or better) coursework in eight or more Honors/Advanced Placement courses throughout their four-year academic plan. Students incorporate this information on their college applications and scholarship forms.