Obtaining the Honors or AP® Designation for an Online Course
Honors Theology, Literature, and History
Students enrolled in online Honors (OH) Theology, Literature, or History, attend live class along with students enrolled as “Kolbe Core” Theology, Literature, and History students. However, students who are pursuing Honors in these subjects attend an additional live online Honors Seminar class which meets periodically over the course of the school year. Honors Seminar is an opportunity for honors students to engage in a live, dedicated, and in-depth discussion of the topics they encounter during regular class time.
- Seminars meet live for 1 hour and 20 minutes eight times per year. (see calendar)
- Instructors leading the online Honors Seminar will assign an additional short reading assignment, typically from an essay, short story, poetry reading, encyclical, or article for each session.
- Instructors will grade students on active participation during the live seminar classes. This may include contribution to discussions, presentations, and other assignments designed by the instructor. The seminar grade will count as 20% of the overall grade for the online student.
Honors or AP® Math and Science, or AP® Latin and Literature & Composition
Honors (OH) and AP (AP) online classes in these disciplines meet separately from the corresponding online Kolbe Core courses. All Honors and AP online classes meet twice/week for an hour and 20 minutes each time. Students taking online Honors or AP courses in these disciplines can expect to complete daily assignments, participate in class, and complete periodic exams and quizzes as assigned by their instructor. Kolbe Honors and AP students will go into more depth and cover more material than the Kolbe Core students. All requirements are assigned and graded by the instructor.
A student does not need to be enrolled in an AP course in order to take an AP exam. The burden of taking the AP exam is on the parent and student. Kolbe Academy does not locate or provide a physical setting for students to take the exam. You may enter Kolbe’s CEEB code (Kolbe's Code is 052084) on your test form if you would like to have your exam scores reported to us. Please visit the College Board website to get up to date information on registering for and taking AP exams.