Accelerated, Honors, & Advanced Programs
McKinley Accelerated Program (MAP) - 4th-6th grades
MAP is located on the McKinley campus and is an opportunity for 4th through 6th-grade students to participate in an accelerated academic program with a STEAM focus. For more information about this program, visit McKinley's website. You can also call the McKinley office at (707) 778-4750.
Petaluma Accelerated Charter School (PACS) - 7th/8th grades
PACS is located on the McKinley campus and is made up of two 7th and 8th grade classrooms taught by a team of four teachers. Students who attend PACS can look forward to STEAM-focused electives, honors-level English classes, interactive history classes, a competitive science program, and a compacted math program which will prepare them to begin high school in 10th-grade math, putting them a year ahead of their peers.For more information about our program and to read student testimonials, check out the 2016 Prospective PACS Family Informational Night Slideshow or visit the Petaluma Accelerated Charter School website.
Accelerated Junior High English and Math
7th and 8th-grade students in Petaluma City Schools have the option to participate in accelerated English and math coursework. For more information, contact our Junior High Schools directly. Secondary Schools Directory
High School Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors Classes
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- AP Computer Science
- AP Environmental Science
- AP French
- AP Government and Economics
- AP Physics
- AP Psychology
- AP Spanish
- AP Statistics
- AP US History
- AP World History
For more information visit the Petaluma High AP Course Description Page or the Casa Grande Honors and AP Course Information website
Honors Classes Offered
Petaluma City Schools provides student access to a variety of accelerated, honors, and advanced coursework. Click the link to view the process of how students can access these courses, course placement recommendations, what’s expected of students enrolled in these courses, and frequently asked questions.