Accelerated, Honors, & Advanced Programs
McKinley Accelerated/Explorer Program (MAEP): Grades 4-6
MAEP was founded in 2012 and evolved to its current form in 2020. Our mission is to engage all students in a dynamic, rigorous, and personalized 4th-6th grade learning experience with the end goal of preparing them to become global citizens, problem solvers, and leaders. 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) at McKinley: Grades 7-8
PACS 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 that will prepare them to begin high school in 10th-grade math, putting them a year ahead of their peers. For more information 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
Examples of Advanced Placement Classes Offered
For updated information visit the Petaluma High AP Course Description Page or the Casa Grande Honors and AP Course Information website.
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.
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