Academic Course Levels
Holy Angels offers a wide variety of courses at four levels for students to challenge themselves to work to their fullest potential. But learning does not end in the classroom. With opportunities for externships, study abroad programs and college workshops, our students continue to grow and achieve great things beyond the campus.
College preparatory courses follow a challenging and demanding curriculum designed to prepare students for the rigors of college/university courses.
College preparatory courses of a more rigorous nature, which include the expectation that the student will be able to work independently at times, more challenging assignments, and increased workload. Placement depends upon departmental criteria and teacher recommendation.
High Honors (HH)
College preparatory courses of a most rigorous nature that meet the following: college level course; student is expected to work independently, course content is highly challenging; the workload substantially exceeds that of a regular course; the level of teaching reflects the teachers’ high expectations of students. Placement depends upon departmental criteria and teacher recommendation.
Advanced Placement Courses (AP)
Holy Angels offers 15 AP courses to juniors and seniors who have demonstrated through past achievement that they are able to handle college-level courses in high school. All students enrolled in AP classes are required to take the national exam in that subject area in the spring.
Middle College Program (MCP)
College courses are offered to juniors and seniors at the Academy through the Fairleigh Dickinson Middle College Program. Seven university courses are offered for credit through this program. Juniors and seniors enrolled in these courses can earn up to 15 credits while at the Academy. The AHA courses are:
Anatomy & Physiology-H/MCP