AP course standards are designed by the College Board. The standards are intended to match the rigor and expectations of the college equivalent course. Our teachers have designed curriculum that teach the essential content within the standards. Therefore, AP courses are fast paced and they will require the ability to analyze and synthesize information in a way that may be very challenging.
Student initiated learning with an emphasis on
Rigorous academic content and a high level of
More depth and complexity than typical high
Application of content strategies.
Consistent use of higher order thinking skills.
Assignments are more analytical.
High level of commitment to course work both in
class and at home.
It is important to look closely at your student's total course load, outside commitments and extracurricular activities before committing to an AP course. It is typically best to begin with one AP course to see how it goes before taking on multiple AP courses at one time. Prior to registering, it would also be advantageous to speak with the AP teacher to get an idea of the expectations and essential prerequisite skills before committing.
By enrolling in an AP course you are committing to a full year in the course! It is important to understand that enrollment requirements and class sizes make it very difficult to offer these opportunities without requiring a full year commitment. Once you are scheduled for your AP course, we will require that you keep the course for the entire year. Counselors cannot change AP courses!
I agree to devote my best efforts to
successfully complete the course.
I understand this class offers increased rigor
and challenge, but also increased rewards.
I agree to communicate with my teacher if I
need help, attend tutorials and seek
assistance if I am experiencing any difficulty
with course content.
I understand that my success in this (these)
AP course(s) is primarily my responsibility.
I understand and agree that a schedule
change during the school year to remove an
AP course will in most cases not be considered.
I understand that my counselor will not be able to alter my AP class load.
My signature below confirms that
understand the expectations and accept the
challenge of an AP course for my child for an
entire school year (both semesters).
I understand that the course(s) may require a level of rigor and challenge to which my student may be unaccustomed, and I agree to support them in living up to the challenge and successfully complete the full year of the course.
I will notify the teacher immediately of any concerns I have relating to the AP coursework or my student’s progress.
I understand and agree that a schedule change during the school year to remove an AP course will not be considered.
I understand that the counselors will not be able to alter my student’s AP class load.