Advanced Academics

We challenge our students to challenge themselves with advanced academic offerings. 

Our goal at Thornton Academy is to help our students become who they want to be. For some, they envision successful futures filled with degrees from top universities. Thornton Academy offers 40+ honors classes and 26 AP classes to help these students achieve their goals of being admitted to a highly ranked college and becoming a leader in their field of choice. 

What sets Thornton Academy's advanced academics classes apart?

  • Dual enrollment opportunities. Some of our advanced classes allow students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously. Ask your teacher for more details. 
  • Experienced faculty. Our teachers are leaders in their fields. They continually refresh both their academic knowledge and teaching skills. 
  • Integrated technology. All of our teachers are highly trained in using tech effectively. Classrooms are outfitted with modern technology like advanced cameras, projectors, VR goggles, and more.
  • Students that care about learning. By choosing an honors or AP level class, you are committing to a high level of study. Surround yourself with peers that are serious about their studies. 

Watch our Virtual Open House featuring Advanced Academic Classes


My AP classes relate directly to the real world and embody the spirit of interconnectedness. Learning advanced writing and reading skills transcends the focus on just 'taking the test'.

madeline darigan '22

AP Courses

AP Art & Design
AP Biology
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Chemistry
AP Chinese
AP Computer Science A
AP Enviornmental Science
AP European History
AP French
AP Government and Politics: United States
AP Human Geography
AP Language and Compostion
AP Latin
AP Literature and Composition
AP Macroeconomics
AP Music Theory
AP Physics 1 & 2
AP Physics C
AP Psychology
AP Spanish
AP Statistics
AP US History

Honors Courses

Honors Anatomy & Physiology
Honors Chinese IV
Honors Spanish III
Honors Marine Biology
Freshman English Honors
Honors Introduction to Engineering
Honors Physics
Honors Chemistry
Honors Biology
Honors Physical Science
Honors Modern US History
Senior English Honors
Junior English Honors
Sophomore English Honors
Painting Honors
Drawing Honors
Honors Spanish V
Honors Spanish IV
Honors Spanish II
Honors Spanish I
Honors German III/IV
Honors German II
Honors German I
Honors French lV/V
Honors French III
Honors French II
Honors French I
Honors Latin III/IV
Honors Chinese III
Honors Chinese V
Honors Chinese II
Honors Chinese I
Honors Arabic III
Honors Arabic II
Honors Arabic I
Honors Accounting
Honors Calculus A
Honors Statistics
Honors Pre-Calculus
Honors Algebra II
Honors Geometry
Honors Algebra I
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