Honors Program

Successful completion of the following classes at Valley, including senior exhibition, will result in the Valley High School Honors Designation on the Valley diploma at graduation. Up to five (5) elective credits may be transferred in from other institutions if the courses are not offered at Valley High School. To meet the Honors Designation World Language requirement, students must have successfully completed a minimum of four years in the same language. The application process is enrollment in the Honors Diploma Track. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required to enter the program. A minimum GPA of 3.9 is required to graduate with an Honors Diploma. The requirements are as follows:

10th grade

  1. AP European History (DMACC course = Western Civilization: Ancient to Early Modern and Western Civilization: Early Modern to Present; 8 credits) or AP World History
  2. AP Chemistry (DMACC course = General Inorganic Chemistry I & II; 8 credits) or
    AP Biology (DMACC course = Biology I & II; 8 credits) or
    AP Physics (may take science classes in any order)
  3. Advanced Composition and Advanced Contemporary Literature or World Literature
  4. Algebra II and Trigonometry C
  5. World Language (will continue in same language all 4 years)
  6. PE/Sophomore Seminar
  7. Elective
  8. Elective

11th grade

  1. AP U.S. History (DMACC course = U.S. History to 1877 and U.S. History 1877 to Present; 8 credits)
  2. AP Literature and Composition (DMACC course = Introduction to Literature and Contemporary Literature; 6 credits) or
    Language and Composition (DMACC course=Composition I & II; 6 credits)
  3. AP Chemistry (DMACC course = General Inorganic Chemistry I & II; 8 credits) or
    AP Biology (DMACC course = Biology I & II; 8 credits) or
    AP Physics (may take science classes in any order)
  4. AP Calculus AB (DMACC course = Calculus I; 5 credits)
  5. World Language (will continue in same language all 4 years)
  6. PE/Junior Seminar
  7. Elective
  8. Elective

12th grade

  1. AP U.S. Government and Politics (DMACC course = American National Government; 3 credits) and Advanced Economics
  2. AP Language and Composition (DMACC course = Composition I & II; 6 credits)
    AP Literature and Composition (DMACC course = Introduction to Literature and Contemporary Literature; 6 credits
  3. AP Chemistry (DMACC course = General Inorganic Chemistry I & II; 8 credits) or
    AP Biology (DMACC course = Biology I & II; 8 credits) or
    AP Physics (may take science classes in any order)
  4. AP Calculus BC (DMACC course = Calculus II; 5 credits) or AP Statistics (DMACC course = Statistics; 4 credits) (Seniors 2014 – beyond can take AP Calculus BC or AP Statistics)
  5. World Language (will continue in same language all 4 years)
  6. PE/Senior Seminar with Senior Exhibition
  7. Elective
  8. Elective

 

The information on this page has been updated for the 2016-17 school year. Please see the 2015-16 curriculum catalog for this school year.