Having read much about AP, Honor courses here being suggested to potential applicants, I began wondering how the Academy compares apples to apples. Case in point, one of my sons took "regular" chem as a 10th grader with an 88 average in his large Catholic HS. Couple of his friends in public school district took honors/AP chem and received A's. BUT, my son got higher scores on the chem regents exam than any of his friends. It would seem impossible for the Academy to "weigh" these grades as Regular, Honors or AP level given the thousands of schools! Anyone have any insight on this issue?