Honors/AP Courses & Statistics


Honors/AP Courses & Statistics

All courses at Mount de Sales are college preparatory and are designed to be academically challenging. The following describes the requirements for Honors and Advanced Placement courses:

Honors Courses

Honors courses are offered for students who have a proven record of strong academic achievement and who are willing to accept the challenges presented in a more accelerated course.

Honors courses offered:
Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-calculus, English (all years), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Marine Ecology, Anatomy and Physiology, Western Civilization, US History, Modern US History, Government, French (I – IV), Spanish (I – IV), Latin (I – IV), Concert Choir, Advanced Orchestra, Portfolio, Advanced Portfolio, Advanced Textile Design, Advanced 3-D Art, Chamber Ensemble, Dance Company.

Advanced Placement Courses

Advanced Placement courses are available for those junior and senior students who are willing to embrace a rigorous college level workload and have a proven record of strong academic achievement in Honors level courses.

  1. Students must meet the course requirements stated for each class and have the written approval of the department to be considered for Honors and AP courses.
  2. Students in AP courses are required to take examinations given by the College Board in the spring.

Advanced Placement courses offered:
American Government , Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English (Junior & Senior level), World History, French, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, United States History.


National Merit® Scholarship Program

Students named as Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT ®). The Semifinalists are the highest scoring entrants in each state.

2 National Merit® Program Semi-Finalists and Commendees from the Class of 2018.

Class of 2018

  • 2 Commendees recognized in the National Merit® Scholarship Program
  • $15.2 million in scholarships, 93% of seniors received some merit scholarship (academic, leadership, athletic, art).
  • 99% college application and acceptance rate
  • 90% applied in the first round of early action

Advanced Placement scores

  • 73% of the Class of 2018 graduated with Advanced Placement credit.
  • 86% of students who took an AP exam scored a 3 or higher on at least one exam, exceeding the Maryland and global averages.
  • 31 AP Scholars in 2017-2018