Advanced Coursework

(note: this page is being updated for accuracy during summer 2021)
Beacon provides a variety of advanced courses to prepare students for college.
Beacon offers rigorous, college preparatory courses for seniors. Extensive research, critical analysis and writing are required components of the courses. Current offerings:
  • NYC in the 80s
  • International Political Economy
  • Understanding China
  • The System
  • Constitutional Law
  • Food Writing
AP Classes
Art Honors Classes
  • Fine Arts Honors
  • Advanced Digital Film
  • Advanced Photography
  • Dance Company
  • Theatre Arts honors
College Courses

Through Hunter College and John Jay College, juniors and seniors can participate in the “College Now” program. In “cohort classes” they are placed in college courses with other high school students, and (with more limited spots) they can choose from a wider range of courses alongside college students. Upon successful completion of these courses, students receive both college credit as well as high school credit. In addition to the Hunter and John Jay courses, qualified Beacon juniors and seniors can take courses at NYU or Fordham University, and upon successful completion they receive high school credit. The next page lists some of the rich variety of courses recently taken by Beacon students.