Advanced Studies and Academic Excellence

  • Graduation

    The mission of the Advanced Studies and Academic Excellence department is to provide all students with access to rigorous courses that lead to post-secondary success.

    Students who challenge themselves by taking the most rigorous courses offered in middle and high school are:
    • More competitive in university admissions and scholarship opportunities.
    • Eligible for a wider variety of scholarship opportunities.
    • Significantly more likely to earn a post-secondary degree. 


    The rigorous coursework options available to all students include:
    • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
    • Middle School Advanced classes
    • High School Honors classes
    • Advanced Placement (AP) classes, including the AP Capstone Diploma option
    • *Advanced Diploma Programs (International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge (AICE) Programs)
    • *Executive Internship Program (EIP)
    • *Dual Enrollment programs (Part-Time Dual Enrollment, Early College Program, and Early Admission)


    *this type of course and/or program has eligibility criteria

    We invite you to read the information in this site and contact us at (727) 588-6466 with follow-up questions about any of our advanced academic programs.