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Advanced Placement (AP), Honors (H) and Accelerated (Acc)

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Advanced Placement (AP), Honors (H) and Accelerated (Acc) courses allow students the opportunity to take the most rigorous courses available in preparation for collegiate studies.  Learn about the differences between these advanced levels as well as courses that require a contract and/or summer work by viewing the chart below.

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Advanced Placement
Community College Concurrent Enrollment
Qualifies for A-G credit Yes Yes Yes Yes Usually Yes if IGETC
Offered in grades 9, 10, 11, 12 9, 10 10, 11, 12 10, 11, 12 9, 10, 11, 12
(extra GPA point awarded for C or better)
No No Yes Yes Yes if IGETC
College credit awarded at most colleges for passing AP exam in May with 3+ n/a n/a n/a Yes Usually Yes
Summer work required (please see below) No Sometimes Sometimes Usually No
Contract required No Sometimes Sometimes Yes view forms

Who to Contact

Andrea Hayes
Assistant Principal
HHS AP Coordinator
ext. 61105

Paul Gonsalves
HHS AP Support Coordinator
ext. 61142

Alison Parsons
HHS National Math & Science Initiative (NMSI) Grant Coordinator

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AP Study Sessions  National Math & Science Initiative (AP Grant)

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) has partnered with HUSD to provide AP Math, Science and English students with 3 content specific and test strategy study sessions before the AP exams in May. These study sessions will be available for the following AP classes: Statistics, Calculus, English 11, English 12, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

As you may know, the AP exam (per class) is $94, so participation in this program will help make these test more financially accessible because students who participate in the study sessions will be given $47 toward each of their AP tests. 



Please note each session is from 8:30a-12:30p and sessions are held at different schools.

English – held at Hayward High School

Session 1: January 12

Session 2: February 9

Session 3: March 16


Science – held at Tennyson High School

Session 1: December 1

Session 2: March 2

Session 3: April 6


Math – held at Mt Eden High School

Session 1: December 8

Session 2: March 9

Session 3: April 27