High School Advanced Learning Program

  • At the high school level, students have options for honors and Advanced Placement (AP) classes in a wide variety of subject areas. Co-curricular activities also provide opportunities for students to develop and nurture their unique gifts and talents.

    Unlike in elementary and middle school, high school students can self-select advanced learning courses based on interest, aptitude, or needs of their post-secondary plan. Students don't need to qualify or meet certain requirements in order to enroll in these courses.

    Students have the opportunity to take Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) courses. PSEO is a program that allows 10th, 11th and 12th-grade students to earn college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level courses.

    The Advanced Placement program (AP) provides high school students with the opportunity to take college-level course work and exams while still in high school, with each course culminating in a rigorous, optional exam to earn potential college credit. AP provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to develop the study skills, habits of mind, and critical thinking skills that they will need in college.

    Lakeville Area Schools proudly offers a variety of AP Courses at the high school level across most content areas, including Art, Business, Computer Science, and Music. Actual course offerings can vary year to year based on student registration. To view full course descriptions and the entire course offerings at Lakeville Area Schools, please view the Program of Studies.

    Incoming 9th graders might consider these advanced learning courses and guidelines to help them decide which and how many advanced learning courses fit into their 9th grade schedule.

Academic Credit Options

  • There are several ways to earn course credit for graduation. Options range from taking advanced learning options like college-level AP courses, taking courses at a college through Post Secondary Enrollment Options, by setting up an independent study, and so many more. Click on the red buttons to see a short summary of each option or open the red tabs below to see a full description of each type of credit option.

    Academic Credit Options at a Glance



    Academic Credit Option Details

  • Advanced Placement (AP)

  • Articulated Credit

  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

  • Concurrent Enrollment

  • Credit by Assessment

  • Credit/No Credit

  • Credits Obtained From Other Institutions

  • Credit Recovery

  • Hybrid Courses

  • High School Online Courses

  • Independent Study

  • Lakeville Online Academy

  • Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

  • Rigorous Course Waiver

  • Secondary Credit in Middle School

  • Technical Skills Assessments

  • Contact Us

    Contact your student's dean for more information about AP Courses and Gifted Programming:

    Lakeville North High School

    Lakeville South High School