Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement & HOnors Courses
Creighton Prep offers dual enrollment, Advanced Placement and honors level opportunities to students who are ready for the challenge of a more rigorous course of study. Reviewing the Course Catalog is the best way to get a feel for the many options to develop a student's intellectual gifts at whatever level is most appropriate for his ability.
Prep students may earn college credit with dual enrollment through three area universities: Creighton University, Nebraska Wesleyan University and the University of Nebraska Omaha. Approximately twenty-five dual enrollment courses from nearly all subject areas are available each school year. These courses are taught by Creighton Prep faculty who help students bridge their high school experience with this college curriculum. Beyond preparation for college, these courses often transfer to a the college or university of a graduate's choice.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are similar to dual enrollment courses except credit is earned through a summative assessment (usually an exam) in May. Like dual enrollment, the curriculum can be demanding, but, with successful completion of the exam in May, students often earn college credit. Creighton Prep offers approximately 25 AP courses, once again in nearly all subject areas.
While honors courses generally do not provide college credit, they do add breadth and depth to learning for students who are ready for more. Creighton Prep offers many honors courses in most subject areas from freshman through senior year. In many cases, freshman take regular level classes and then, after gaining confidence with their success, move to some honors courses as sophomores. There are many academic paths through Prep, and the goal is for each student to be challenged as he develops his gifts.
If you would like further information on Prep's advanced courses or the curriculum in general, see the Course Catalog or contact Mr. Joe Ryberg.