EPHS students take Honors, Advanced, AP, or other college-level courses for more intellectually challenging content and atmosphere. The rigor of these high school courses is a major consideration by colleges in their admissions decisions. It demonstrates an ability and willingness to work hard and pursue academic excellence. All Honors, Advanced, and AP teachers expect you to learn at a faster pace than a Regular class. These courses cover similar content as Regular courses in a subject, adding more breadth and depth to the material.
Several EPHS Honors and AP courses require summer assignments (see the assignment links listed by department on the left). The summer assignments engage students to promote critical thinking, expand background knowledge, and explore what it means to be human. To reach these goals, summer assignments will provide a wide range of learning experiences, encourage rigorous discourse and analysis, and help students develop their identities as independent thinkers.