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AP & Honors Programs

PCHS’ Advanced Placement program is comprised of various classes that serve approximately 1,834 students. PCHS also offers a variety of honors-level courses. Honors and AP students may or may not be designated as gifted.
AP Courses
Art - Drawing Comp. Sci. Principles Physics  
Art - 2D Design
English Language Statistics    
Art - 3D Design English Literature Spanish Language    
Biology Environmental Science Spanish Literature    
Calculus AB European History US History    
Calculus BC French Language World History    
Chemistry Government & Politics   Human Geography
Computer Science Music Theory    
Honors Level Courses
Advanced Composition English 10  Spanish 2
Algebra 2 French 3 Span 2 - Native
American Literature* French 4* Spanish 3*   
Biology Math Analysis* US History*     
Chemistry* Physics* War Literature*      
Contemporary Composition* Physiology*  War Comp.*
Economics Prin. of Amer. Democracy  World History
Chicano/a Lit.* Human Anatomy* World Literature
*Indicates honors classes recognized by the UC System
2016 AP Data Summary

1,819 AP exams were administered in 21 subjects, with 26% of the students scoring 5, 29% scoring 4, and 27% scoring 3, for an overall pass rate of 82%. Passing rates for the largest AP courses are as follows:
Subject Passing Rate
Calculus AB 
Computer Science 
English Language
English Lit
Environmental Science
Euro History
French Language
Human Geo
Physics CEM 
Physics CM 66%
Spanish Language 93%
Spanish Lit 86%
Statistics 97%
Studio Art 96%
US Gov't 90%
US History 74%
World History 85%