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Tyler Kinzy, Managing Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2020

Based on his tone, you would have thought he had just busted a wanted crime boss.  “It's not worth the risk of having your name reported,” he warned. Instead, he had found high schoolers. The College Board’s Senior Vice President of Advanced Placement (AP) and Instruction Trevor Packer announced May 10 that...

“They’re not canceled?”: AP testing from home

On her desk at home, junior Emma Bateman completes her math homework. This is also how and where Bateman plans to take exams for AP Physics I and AP Government. “Honestly, I’m not happy about the testing [being] online because I focus better in a classroom or testing environment than my room,” Bateman said. “Also, I don’t like that it's going to be all FRQ based this year.”

Fatema Rehmani, Awards Coordinator

April 15, 2020

Though the world is at a standstill, the long-awaited Advanced Placement (AP) exams are still on schedule for May 11-22. The tests will now be administered online so that they can be taken from home. Each exam, regardless of the subject, will consist of a 45-minute test with free response questions (FRQs...

AP teachers speak out about College Board changes

While in AP 2D Design and Photography, senior Sarah Lashly cuts out pictures of artist examples for her most recent project. This AP course went through major curriculum changes this year and now requires students to do more writing along with their photography projects. “I love the class because I get to be creative and express what I feel, but it is also very stressful for me since the curriculum is so new and different,” Lashly said.

Grace Kaempfe, Convergence Journalism Writer

December 12, 2019

AP teachers are adjusting to the changes College Board made over the summer while also trying to maximize student exam and portfolio performances. The College Board is a national organization that provides more than seven million students preparation for a transition to college through Advanced Placement courses...

AP Fair takes place Wed. Jan 18

To prepare for the AP fair, freshman Nate Kronert picks up his pass in counseling.

Hannah Hoffmann and Nell Jaskowiak

January 17, 2017

The AP fair will be held tomorrow during Common Ground. Students wishing to go need to go to counseling to pick up a pass allowing them to do so. The fair is a chance for students to talk to teachers of AP classes and students who have gone through them to get an idea of the level of rigor, course material...

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