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Juniors Ari Rose and Lorenzo Romero-Torres solve precalculus problems on the whiteboard Friday Dec. 1. Precalculus classes are exclusively AP this year, so students must take the higher-level class.

Precalc being only an AP option

Kalsang Wangmo December 5, 2023

This year, precalculus is only an AP (Advanced Placement) option, meaning that there isn't any standard-level class that juniors can take. Many students are struggling to keep up with the fast-paced AP...

Freshman Ami Davis works on a project in AP Environmental Science May 18. Teachers continue to assign work after their classs AP tests have taken place.

AP test and rest

Leo Justesen May 18, 2023

Now that Advanced Placement tests are just about over, several students have been asking: what comes next?  Junior Patrick Meyer said he is excited for the school year to be over, but he is still focused...

Too much stress after the tests

Too much stress after the tests

Eliah Fink May 17, 2023

Almost all of the AP and IB tests take place during the early weeks of May, so at Park, the school year still goes on nearly a month after the tests. A long-standing debate at many schools has to do with...

AP US History and AP Macro/Micro Economics teacher Scott Miller wanders his room during lecture April 12. Miller teaches three of Parks many AP class options.

Staff Editorial: It’s time to free the APs

April 12, 2023

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Park is described as, “‘A program for all students that focuses on how one learns… and creates world citizens who ethically strive to make the world...

Are advanced classes worth it?

Are advanced classes worth it?

January 11, 2023

Park offers a variety of levels for courses, including Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and honors. I have taken on the challenge and taken one of each throughout highschool–....

IB diploma – two years in review

IB diploma – two years in review

Tenzin Gyaldatsang May 18, 2022

After nearly two years of being a candidate in the International Baccalaureate (IB), I can truly say I’ve experienced the highs and lows of the program, from cramming for history tests to passing exams...

Standardized testing beneficial

Standardized testing beneficial

Sam Swisher May 16, 2021

Throughout my high school years, one of the most daunting aspects has been standardized testing. Whether it be the ACT, SAT or MCA, standardized testing is present throughout many students' time in school....

AP online classes provide more than just review

AP online classes provide more than just review

Sadie Yarosh April 13, 2020

In mid-March, the College Board announced that all Advanced Placement exams will be administered at home because of the COVID-19 outbreak. As an Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History student taking part...

Photo illustration by Molly Schochet. The College Board released the online Advanced Placement testing schedule and format April 2. Advanced Placement testing will take place from May 11 to May 22.

AP testing moves online

Molly Schochet April 10, 2020

As I left school March 16, not knowing when I would be back, one of my main concerns was how I would keep up in my Advanced Placement class and if and how the exam would happen. After reading the email...

Art by Maggie Klaers. College Board announced exams will be given May 11-22, with makeup tests June 1-5.
Each subjects test will be taken at the same time worldwide, and students can take the tests from home or school if schools are open, on any device.

College Board updates testing plan

Marta Hill April 3, 2020

In the face of COVID-19, College Board has altered the typical testing format for Advanced Placement tests. College Board announced exams will be given May 11-22, with makeup tests June 1-5. According...

Freshman counselor Barb Nelson emails prospective families about informational sessions at Park. The first informational session will be Nov. 26 in room C350.

Park holds informational sessions, tours

Molly Schochet and Isra Mohamed November 2, 2019

Informational sessions and tours are important for those who are looking to attend Park in the future said ninth grade Counselor Barb Nelson.  “Every year there is so much interest from people coming...

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