San Francisco High School of the Arts

AP & Honors Course Offerings

Students looking to further their academic horizon have the opportunity to explore a wide range of 20 Advanced Placement (AP) courses approved by the College Board, as well as 14 UC-approved honors level courses.

AP Courses

The AP program allows students to take courses in high school that can earn them college credit and/or qualify them for more advanced courses in college, provided students earn passing scores on their respective AP exams in May.

Honors Courses

Available to students who have the potential to meet the challenge of in-depth level classes, honors level courses are faster paced and cover more materials than regular classes.

Arts
Grades Offered: 11, 12
Prerequisites: None
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Prerequisites: Students should be able to read and write musical notation, and it is strongly recommended that the student has acquired at least basic performance skills in voice or on an instrument.

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Grades Offered: 11, 12
Prerequisites: None
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English
Grades Offered: 11, 12
Prerequisites: English II or equivalent
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Grades Offered: 12
Prerequisites: English III or equivalent
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Mathematics
Grades Offered: 11, 12
Prerequisites: Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus or equivalent
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Prerequisites: Students should have successfully completed courses: algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and elementary functions.

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Prerequisites: Students should have successfully completed courses: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2.

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History and Social Sciences
Grades Offered: 10, 11
Prerequisites: One year of high school world history
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Grades Offered: 11
Prerequisites: None
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Grades Offered: 12
Prerequisites: None
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Grades Offered: 12
Prerequisites: None
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Grades Offered: 11, 12
Prerequisites: None
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Sciences
Grades Offered: 11, 12
Prerequisites: One year of high school biology; Algebra 1 or equivalent
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Grades Offered: 11, 12
Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry; Algebra 2 or equivalent
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Grades Offered: 11, 12
Prerequisites: One year of high school physics; Algebra 2 or equivalent
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Computer Sciences

Prerequisites: Students should successfully complete high school courses in English and algebra, and familiarity with functions and the concepts found in the uses of function notation.

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Prerequisites: Students should successfully complete a high school algebra course like Algebra I with a strong foundation in basic algebraic concepts dealing with function notation and problem-solving strategies. Students should be able to use a Cartesian (x, y) coordinate system to represent points on a plane. Students do not need to have prior computer science knowledge or experience.

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Honors
World Languages & Cultures
Grades Offered: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Chinese III or equivalent
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Grades Offered: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites, but students are typically in their fourth year of high-school-level study. In the case of native or heritage speakers, there may be a different pathway of study leading to this course.

 

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AP Exam Scores

HSArts students consistently score above the state and international mean in AP exams:

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