A specific goal for Hudson High School is for every student to take at least one college level course while still in high school. You may take any one of the following courses to work towards college credit.
Advanced Placement Courses
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses are college level courses taught in the high school setting. Students in AP courses must take the AP exam in May and score according to individual college guidelines in order to receive college credits for the course. The following AP courses are currently offered at Hudson High School.
|AP Calculus AB||AP Calculus BC||AP Statistics|
|AP Chemistry||AP Biology||AP Physics 1, 2 & C|
|AP Psychology||AP Literature & Composition||AP Human Geography|
|AP Language & Composition||AP US Government & Politics||AP US History|
|AP German||AP Spanish||AP Studio Art Drawing & 2D|
|AP Studio Art 3D Design||AP Seminar||AP Research|
|AP Music Theory|
AP Capstone is a challenging, college-level program that focuses on critical thinking, research, problem solving, collaboration, and communication skills. The AP Capstone program is comprised of AP Seminar and AP Research. AP Seminar is offered to juniors, while AP Research is offered to seniors. AP Seminar is a prerequisite for AP Research. Students who successfully complete both courses will receive an AP Seminar and Research certificate. Students who earn a 3 or higher on both the AP Seminar and AP Research tests and four additional AP exams of their choosing, will be recognized with the AP Capstone Diploma.
Project Lead the Way
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses are college level courses that require a grade of B or better and a certain score on the national exam. PLTW is a national pre-engineering program that incorporates science, technology, engineering, and math.
|Intro to Engineering||Principles of Biomedical Science||Computer Science Principles|
|Principles of Engineering||Human Body Systems||Digital Electronics|
|Engineering Design & Development||Medical Interventions|
|Civil Engineering & Architecture||Biomedical Innovation|
More Ways to Earn College Credits
UWRF Dual Credit Program – Hudson High School, in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, provides dual credit opportunities for high school students who may elect to earn both college credits and required high school credits simultaneously. The goal of the dual credit program is to provide students with the opportunity to realize college-level expectations and earn UW credit in the familiar and supportive setting of their high school with highly-qualified and approved high school educators.
The curriculum and learning outcomes for any course approved for dual credit are to be equivalent to the same course offered at UW-River Falls. Upon successful completion of the UW course, credits earned by students will be considered dual credit, and credits will count towards both high school and University requirements. University transcripts will reflect course credit the same as all other University courses. Students may receive copies of their official UWRF transcript upon request and by paying standard transcript fees. Dual Credit courses are identified in the HHS Course Description Book.
WITC Dual Credit Program – Dual credit agreements provide high school students with the opportunity to enroll in WITC courses taught by their high school instructors and receive WITC credit if they complete the course with a grade of B or better (WITC grading scale). High school instructors deliver the course to high school students with a WITC mentor serving as a guide, reference, and resource to assure the content is comparable to courses offered at the college. Upon completion of the course and earning a grade of “B” or better (WITC grading scale), students receive a WITC transcript.