Sunday, March 5, 2017

Why Not Ditch Advanced Placement (AP) Classes?

Why Not Ditch Advanced Placement (AP) Classes?:

Why Not Ditch Advanced Placement (AP) Classes?


If you have a high school student with college on their mind, chances are you are saving to pay for the myriad of standardized Advanced Placement (AP) tests they will need to take at the end of their classes. Each test, one for each subject, is $93. Students in U.S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools pay $123 per exam.
The AP attraction lies with credits which will lessen the time a student spends on introductory classes in college. There are about 30 AP classes currently offered to high school students.
Most of us remember when an AP class was considered something special—an occasional college prep class for college credit. But this is no longer the case. AP has evolved into the new norm of educational prowess! The more AP classes a student takes the higher their high school ranking and chances of getting into a good college.
Why College in High School?
With so many students feeling driven to take lots of AP classes, perhaps the question should be “Why are we pushing students to do college in high school?”
It also pays to check—some universities don’t honor AP. Or, they will only accept aWhy Not Ditch Advanced Placement (AP) Classes?:


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