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- Honors classes begin in the 8th grade and prerequisites include minimum GPA requirement in previous course, objective assessments, and teacher recommendation. 


Dual Enrollment and AP Prerequisites and Requirements

Dual Enrollment- ASCS partners with John Brown University, Regent University, and Bryan College to offer ELEVEN dual enrollment courses.  Students will enroll in one or more of these three universities and will receive college credit upon successful completion of the course. The courses will be taught at Atlantic Shores in the regular schedule by our teachers, who are adjunct-college faculty members. The courses will be taught using the university’s curriculum, and students will have to purchase any required textbooks. See AP/Dual Enrollment Tab for more information.  Dual Enrollment classes are offered for qualified 11th and 12th graders.

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 10th, 11th and 12th graders.