Classes in which students may earn college credit while they are in high school are available at Benton High School. Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or ADE Honors Courses are recognized by Benton High School and are offered in:
Weighted grades (5-point ‘A’ grading scale) are given to students who take the AP exam given by the College Board. Weighted grades awarded by another Arkansas accredited school in AP, IB or ADE Honors Courses will be recognized for students who transfer into the Benton School District. Students not enrolled in AP classes may take an AP exam, but will be required to pay for the exam. All Advanced Placement teachers are trained to instruct Advanced Placement classes.