Our academic curriculum is designed to prepare your child for college...and prepare them for life!

Please note that course placement/selection is done on an individual basis, tailored to each student’s interests and strengths.

Course Descriptions


Honors Requirements

Honors Courses - Students are selected for honors classes on the basis of high achievement in the previous class, objective assessment, and a strong work ethic. Admission to honors classes may be limited by class size.       


Dual Enrollment and AP Prerequisites and Requirements

Dual Enrollment

ASCS partners with John Brown University, Grand Canyon University and Regent University to offer multiple dual enrollment courses. Courses are offered in English, Science, Mathematics, Public Speaking.  Qualified juniors or seniors enroll in one or more of these institutions and receive college credit upon successful completion of the course (C or higher).

The courses are taught at Atlantic Shores in the regular schedule by our teachers or online by adjunct professors at their respective college or university. Students receive a reduced tuition rate making these courses very affordable. The courses are taught using the university’s curriculum and students will have to purchase any required textbooks.

Prerequisites for DE courses include a 3.0 cumulative GPA, a 85% or higher average in the previous course. In addition, JBU requires an acceptable PSAT, SAT or ACT score.

ASCS also offers selected AP courses to students 11th grade or above. Students will take the AP exams in May, with the potential of earning college credit for the course.

Advanced Placement

Students desiring to take an course must have demonstrated the ability to succeed in a college course. Students taking AP courses are required to purchase their textbooks, pay for and take the College Board AP exam in the spring.  See AP/Dual Enrollment Tab for more information.  Advanced Placement classes are offered for qualified 11th and 12th graders.