Advanced Courses

Advanced Placement

Both Advanced Placement (AP) courses in English that are available from the College Board are offered at Hicksville High School: AP Language and Composition (Grade 11) and AP Literature and Composition(Grade 12). Placement in these classes is based on students' academic performance and criteria that are outlined in the course catalog.

AP courses represent an opportunity for students to expose themselves to the expectations and demands of university-level study while still in high school. Both courses culminate in the AP examinations that are offered in May of each year. Students are expected to take the appropriate culminating examination for course a part of their course of study; students who do not will be required to take a comprehensive local final to demonstrate that they have mastered the material.

Summer Work

As college preparatory courses, AP Language and Composition and AP Literature and Composition carry expectations and obligations beyond other high school courses. One of those is summer work. Descriptions of the required summer projects for both AP Language and Composition and AP Literature and Composition are provided to students in June of each school year.