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Honors / Advanced Placement Program

Download the 2016-2017 Honors/AP Application Here!

Applications are due to your teacher on February 19, 2016 .


Township of Union Public Schools

Honors / AP Criteria and Application Procedures

Updated: October 2015



To apply for the Honors/AP program, students must first complete an application that contains the following information:

  • Name
  • Grade
  • Course applying for
  • Course currently taking
  • Current teacher name
  • Parent signature


Students must meet the criteria below:

  1. Previous Department Course Grades

a. Honors to Honors/AP – Must have maintained a B or better in subject area

*in science, students must maintain a B or better in both math and science

b. Regular to Honors – Must have maintained an A or better in subject area

*in science, students must maintain an A or better in both math and science

c. May not have failed any departmental courses


In addition to Criteria #1, students must meet or exceed 3 of the 4 of the following criteria.  If standardized tests are not available, then student must meet/exceed 2 of the 3 criteria listed below:

  • Teacher Recommendation
  • CEMPA (CEMPA grade of C or better in subject area for MP 1 & 2)
  • Overall cumulative GPA must be 2.75 or greater
  • Standardized test scores (When available and relevant to course, NJASK, NJPASS, PSAT, etc.)


Please Note:

Departments may require additional submissions and/or criteria which may include, but not be limited to, writing samples and/or assessments.


Appeal Process:

All students have the right to apply and request acceptance into an Honors/AP course.  Students must obtain a standard appeals form online or in the Guidance Department, then emailed to the department supervisor.  All supervisors’ contact information is available on the district website.