Honors vs. AP Classes in High School

Honors vs. AP Classes in High School

Honors and AP classes are completely different from one another in many ways. The most significant difference between the two is associated with college credit.

Honors courses follow a standard structure similar to high school, but cover additional topics and go more in-depth with a more vigorous learning and studying routine. When Universities and high schools are in the same state, honors courses are looked at with a higher regard by admissions.

Advanced Placement (AP) courses provide academically elite and extra motivated students a platform to prepare to work at college level. They are essentially college level classes and have a standardized exam at the end of the course.