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Do AP exams mark the end of your AP class?

Do AP exams mark the end of your AP class?

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

June 6, 2019


Filed under Features

AP exams are widely accepted as the culminating final exam to test how well you know the material from an AP course. But to many students, AP exams signal the end of the class.   All classes are scheduled to last until the end of the school year, but as AP classes are widely regarded as “test p...

High cost of AP exams hinders students

High cost of AP exams hinders students

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions, Top Stories

Taking AP classes at WCHS can mean high-intensity classes with hours of studying, but it can also mean another thing students don’t always think about until March: a high price tag. For students who take AP classes, there is only one true endgame: pass the AP exam in May. While there’s the go...

AP freshmen enrollment at record high

AP freshmen enrollment at record high

By Emily Raab, Online News Editor

April 28, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

As soon-to-be freshmen finish choosing their ninth grade courses, a lot are choosing AP U.S. History (APUSH) as their social studies. APUSH, the most popular freshman AP course, has seen an increase in freshman students over the past few years. “This year I have three sections of APUSH for ninth...

AP test scoring changes, Md. to waive future fees

By By Becky Price, Arts Editor

September 30, 2010


Filed under Uncategorized

Every year, ambitious high school students enroll in numerous Advanced Placement (AP) courses with hopes of gaining college credit by passing the exam. Starting this year, however, the highly coveted college exams will be graded differently due to impending modifications in the AP program. The College Board...

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