Advanced Placement and University in the HS

  • Advanced Placement/University in the High School, College in the High School, and International Baccalaureate

    The District is proud to offer students a wide variety of opportunities across content areas to obtain college credit while enrolled in upper level courses at Ballston Spa High School. Advanced Placement, University in the High School, College in the High School and IB courses are viewed as transfer credits by most colleges, although every college sets its own policies for accepting transfer credit.  Additionally the Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School is fully aligned with degree pathways through Hudson Valley Community College, allowing students the opportunity to earn an Associates Degree in 1 year beyond high school. 

    Procedurally, designates courses as college level on the high school transcript, and grants credit toward high school graduation.  The college in which the student enrolls ultimately grants college credit. Ballston Spa High School expects every student enrolled in these courses to apply for college credit or take the AP exam.  Below are examples of current coursework offered for advanced study, and these are some of the most comprehensive opportunities in the region.  Please encourage your child to take advantage of the possibility for advanced standing upon entering college.  For detailed information and associated fees, please visit our Guidance and Counseling homepage or contact Mr. Gianleo Duca, High School Principal.

     

    University in the High School/Early College Courses:

    ART

    Drawing and Painting II, Half Year, Schenectady County Community College, 3 Credits

    Photography, Half Year, SUNY Adirondack Community College, 3 Credits

    Graphic Design I, Half Year, SUNY Adirondack Community College, 3 Credits 

    Graphic Design II, Half Year, SUNY Adirondack Community College, 3 Credits 


    BUSINESS

    Accounting, Full Year, Schenectady County Community College, 4 Credits

    Business Law, Full Year, Schenectady County Community College, 3 Credits

    Mathematics for Business Finance, Full Year, Schenectady County Community College, 3 Credits

    Principles of Business Management, Full Year, Schenectady County Community College, 3 credits 

    Principles of Business Marketing Full Year, Schenectady County Community College, 3 Credits

    Mathematics for Business Finance, Full Year, Schenectady County Community College, 3 Credits

     

    ENGLISH:

    College Composition, Half Year, Schenectady County Community College, 3 Credits 

    College Literature and Writing, Half Year, Schenectady County Community College, 3 Credits  

    Public Speaking, Half Year, Schenectady County Community College, 3 Credits  

     

    FOREIGN LANGUAGE

    French III, Full Year, Schenectady County Community College, 6 Credits   

    French IV , Full Year, UAlbany, 4 Credits

    IB French SL Year 1, Full Year, UAlbany, 4 Credits  

    French V, Full Year, UAlbany, 4 Credits

    IB French SL Year 2, Full Year, UAlbany, 4 Credits

    Spanish III, Full Year, Schenectady County Community College, 6 Credits  

    IB Spanish SL Year 1, Full Year, UAlbany, 4 Credits

    Spanish IV, Full Year, UAlbany, 4 Credits

    IB Spanish SL Year 2, Full Year, UAlbany, 4 Credits

    Spanish V, Full Year, UAlbany, 4 Credits


    MATHEMATICS

    College Algebra, Full Year, Schenectady County Community College, 3 Credits  

    AP Calculus AB/BC, Full Year, UAlbany, 3 Credits

    Mathematical Topics, Full Year, Schenectady County Community College, 3 Credits  

    Pre-Calculus 11, Full Year, Schenectady County Community College, 4 Credits

    Pre-Calculus 12, Full Year, Schenectady County Community College, 4 Credits

    AP Statistics, Full Year, UAlbany 3 Credits,

     

    MUSIC:

    Music Fundamentals, Full Year, Schenectady County Community College, 3 Credits  

     

    SCIENCE

    Astronomy: Exploring Space, Half Year, Schenectady County Community College, 3 Credits 

    AP Biology, Full Year, Half Year, SUNY Adirondack Community College, 3 Credits

    Forensics, Half Year, Syracuse University, 4 Credits

    IB Environmental Systems, Full Year, Schenectady County Community College, 4 Credits  


    SOCIAL STUDIES

    Psychology, Full Year, Schenectady County Community College, 3 Credits  

    American History to 1877, Schenectady County Community College, 3 Credits  

    American History since 1877, Schenectady County Community College, 3 Credits  

    Government and Politics, Schenectady County Community College, 3 Credits  

     
    TECHNOLOGY

    Advanced Computer Applications, Full Year, Schenectady County Community College, 6 Credits  

    CIMS/Robotics, Full Year, Rochester Institute of Technology/Hudson Valley Community College, 4 Credits

    Civil Engineering, Full Year, Rochester Institute of Technology/Hudson Valley CC, 4 Credits

    Design Drawing for Production, Full Year, Rochester Institute of Technology/Hudson Valley Community College, 4 Credits

    Design & Development, Full Year, Rochester Institute of Technology/Hudson Valley Community College, 4 Credits

    Principles of Engineering, Full Year, Rochester Institute of Technology/Hudson Valley Community College, 4 Credits 
     

    Advanced Placement Courses:

    ART

    Art Portfolio


    ENGLISH

    AP English 11 English Literature and Composition

    AP English 12 English Language and Composition


    MATHEMATICS

    Calculus AB

    Calculus BC

    Statistics

    Computer Science Principles


    SCIENCE

    AP Biology

    AP Chemistry

    AP Physics


    SOCIAL STUDIES

    AP World History II

    AP US History

    AP US Government & Politics

     

    IB:

    Group 1 - Language A1

    IB English HL


    Group 2 - Second Language

    IB French SL

    IB Spanish SL


    Group 3 - Individuals and Societies

    IB Environmental Systems and Societies SL

    IB History of the Americas HL

    IB Psychology SL


    Group 4 – Experimental Sciences

    IB Biology HL

    IB Environmental Systems and Societies SL

    IB Physics HL


    Group 5 – Mathematics and Computer Sciences

    IB Math Studies SL

    IB Mathematics SL

    IB Mathematics HL


    Group 6 – The Arts

    IB Music SL

    IB Theatre SL

    IB Theatre HL