track in high school
designed to prepare
for the rigors of study at a college
. Usually consists of more math
, and history
courses than the average student
takes. Contrast with general education
Also, at many high schools, college prep courses are weighted such that it is well-nigh impossible for gen ed or vo-tech students to make it into the top ten or to valedictorian or salutatorian. You also end up with people getting GPAs of 4.75 on a 4.0 scale.