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Park holds informational sessions, tours

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 from the outside. Whether they’re coming from private schools and live in (district) or public s...

AP registration date changes

AP registration date changes

Molly Schochet

October 21, 2019

Sophomore Jacqueline Demcisak said the new Advanced Placement fall registration ending Oct. 15 means Advancement Placement courses are more of a commitment and more pressure. “You are locked into the class,” Demcisak said. “If you realize this may be too hard for you and you just want to ge...

Sophomore takes seven advanced placement tests

Sophomore takes seven advanced placement tests

Samiya Mohamed

June 2, 2019

Sophomore Thor Anderson, who has signed up for seven AP tests, said he is only taking two classes, studying the rest of them himself. "I’m taking Statistics, European History, Computer Science A, Human Geography, Comparative Government and Politics, World History and Calculus BC,” Anderson said....

Psych meeting setup to prepare students for next year

Psych meeting setup to prepare students for next year

Jacob Stillman

May 30, 2018

According to AP and IB psychology teacher Greg Goddard, the summer homework meeting is a time for future psychology students to learn about the class they are taking next year. “(The meeting) is basically just an opportunity for students to ask questions about the summer homework and get the dates...

Park makes America’s Most Challenging High Schools list

Park makes America’s Most Challenging High Schools list

Nicole Sanford

October 3, 2017

According to Washington Post author Jay Matthews, Washington Post’s Most Challenging High Schools list was originally designed to give high schools credit for offering challenging courses, despite the results of their students’ standardized test scores. “I created (the list) because I had writte...

Opinion: Advanced Placement classes provide opportunity

Opinion: Advanced Placement classes provide opportunity

William Phelan

May 23, 2017

Since the International Baccalaureate (IB) program came to Park in 2001, there has been a steady decline in the number of Advanced Placement options available to students. This is due to the district’s embracing the IB curriculum and truly becoming an IB school. Along with this decrease in the numbe...

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