• Benefits of taking AP Courses

    • Subjects are studied in greater depth
    • Students will discover areas of strength and weakness
    • Students will prepare for the rigor of college work
    • Students will build good study habits
    • Students will improve writing skills
    • Students are consistently required to think at the highest levels
    • Students will develop intellectual and social emotional skills
    • An AP score of 3 or higher can qualify you for college credit or placement at most U.S. colleges and universities

    What is the difference between AP versus regular courses?

    • AP Courses are more demanding and AP Courses are similar to first year college courses
    • Students are expected to read and write in greater depth and breadth
    • Students must learn to evaluate and critically analyze material
    • Discussions are intense, probing and demanding
    • Students are required to think for themselves, not give answers to please the teacher
    • Homework involves independent thinking, expressing your ideas and analyzing what was read

    Who should take AP classes?

    • Students who possess a love for learning and good time management skills
    • Students who are willing to accept the challenge of a rigorous academic curriculum
    • Students should take into consideration their interests, motivation, strengths and weaknesses
    • Students who are academically ambitious and eager for intellectual inquiry
    • Students who have a capacity for abstract thought and an aptitude for analysis
    • Students who are self-motivated to engage in classroom discussions and thoroughly complete assignments
    • Students who are willing to complete recommended summer readings or studies to prepare for the content of the course
    • Students entering into this program need to be aware of the high expectation level of completing their studies
    • Students who are willing to use their own time outside of school to complete assignments and prepare for exams, just as they would in college
    • Students who understand that these courses do not allow for procrastination or “free days”
    • Student must also understand that they are making a year-long commitment