Advanced Placement (AP) courses are entry-level college courses. In keeping with Herron High School’s robust liberal arts curriculum, AP classes are offered across all disciplines. All students who take an Advanced Placement course are required to take the AP exam for that particular course at the end of the school year. If a student fails to take the AP exam for the course s/he is taking, the student will not earn AP credit. College Board, which oversees the Advanced Placement courses and exams, charges fees for each test. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch will receive a reduction in AP testing fees. The fee schedule for students who qualify for a reduced test fee can be found at http://apcentral.collegeboard.com. Herron High School will work with students and families who believe they might qualify for a reduced test fee. However, the cost of each AP exam is the responsibility of the student and his/her family.
Students at Herron High School are expected to take courses on campus if Herron offers the course. Each semester, Ivy Tech Community College offers courses on campus for dual credit. If Herron High School does not offer a course a student wishes to take, the student and parent/guardian should request permission from the administration. If the course is approved, the student may proceed off campus enrollment at the offering college or university. However, Herron High School does not assume any financial responsibility for such coursework.