Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

O’Dowd offers more than 25 Advanced Placement and Honors courses. AP coursework is college level and students may receive college credit of advanced standing upon completion. Students who enroll are required to take the AP College Board exam at the end of the course.

Students who wish to enroll in an AP course next year must indicate the AP course of choice during online course registration in PowerSchool. AP applications are no longer required.

Please Note: Students who do not meet the AP class prerequisite requirements MUST complete the appropriate AP Challenge form to be considered for enrollment.

AP Challenge form submission deadline is Friday, March 26, 2021.

Course Catalog
AP & Honors Prerequisite Requirements and Challenge Forms
Other AP information in Forms and Downloads

Student & Family Course Information Night
(includes AP Course Information)
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
View Recording
Presentation Slides

College Credit

Early College Credit Courses: Beginning in their sophomore year, students can take an online college course each semester and each summer. Participating students can earn between 3-21 units of transferable college credit.

AP Course and College of Siskiyous Information Packet »

Contact the counseling office for additional information and forms.

California Scholarship Federation


The California Scholarship Federation (CSF) exists to promote and recognize high standards of scholarship, service and citizenship on the part of students in California schools. O’Dowd has an official CSF chapter. Life membership requires one of the four semesters of membership to be in the senior year, so seniors are encouraged to apply early.

Membership is based on scholarship and citizenship only. Membership is held during the semester following when the qualifying grades were earned and is for one semester only. In order to become a member, the student must submit an application each semester the student is eligible. A point system specified in the CSF State By-Laws establishes the membership requirements. To secure eligibility for CSF membership, a student must earn sufficient points from the pre-approved course lists. The majority of the required membership points must come from University of California accepted course work. Bishop O’Dowd’s course list is located in the link below.

Next Application Cycle: Fall, 2021

What is CSF?

Approved CSF Course List »

CSF Advisor: Ms. Vinavong

CSF Members

2020-21 Spring Active Membership »

2020-21 Spring Inactive Membership »

Class of 2021 CSF Life Members »