Advanced Placement Testing
All of the Catholic high schools within the Archdiocese of Hartford offer Advanced Placement Courses in a wide variety of subjects. The number and range of courses differ from school to school, but in the coming school year, Catholic high schools will offer anywhere from three to thirty-one Advanced Placement opportunities to upper level students. Among the offerings will be math, literature, modern and ancient language, history, psychology, science, art, music and computer science. More than 900 students across the Archdiocese participate in the Advanced Placement Program. Of those, an average of 75% receives a score of 3 or better granting them college credit in those disciplines.
In addition, most high schools have formed relationships with local colleges and universities, including the University of Connecticut, Albertus Magnus, Teikyo Post, the University of New Haven, University of Saint Joseph, University of Hartford, and Yale University that enable Catholic high school students to take courses at those institutions. There are as many models for this as there are schools involved, but in all cases, students of Catholic high schools who demonstrate exceptional academic ability have extraordinary opportunities to challenge themselves and get a head start on college.