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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 in distance learning, there will be a lot to learn that’s not covered in-person. I feel this is ...

AP testing moves online

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.

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 sent out by the College Board addressing this, I feel they made the correct decision in continuing...

College Board updates testing plan

Art by Maggie Klaers. College Board announced exams will be given May 11-22, with makeup tests June 1-5.
Each subject's 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.

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 to College Board, each subject's test will be taken at the same time worldwide, and students can take the test...

Park holds informational sessions, tours

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

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

High school student advocate Jami Lapray prepares for students to continue registering for AP testing. Pricing went up from $65 to $140 as of Oct. 15.

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

Thor Anderson studies for one of his upcoming AP tests. Anderson is taking seven AP tests this year.

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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