When the time comes for you to make your schedule for the upcoming year, you have a selection of regular courses or Pre-AP courses to choose from. If you think you’re up for a challenge then you should think about signing up for Pre-AP courses. Pre-AP courses get you ready for advanced placement in high school.
Advanced placement is a program in the United States and Canada created by the College Board which offers college level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on exams.
Some students have to think about whether they want to take the challenge, but for one student Adaiah Martinez, 8th, says “I take all Pre-AP classes. My teachers are Ms. Clarkson, Mrs. Glasz, Mrs. Montgomery, and Mrs. Kretsinger and one thing they can do for me to understand them a little bit better is to slow down.”
Pre-AP social studies takes more effort than the regular class. “Pre-AP is more thought process and higher level thinking,” says eighth grade social studies teacher, Mrs. Glasz. She also says “Be prepared to be challenged and to have more work.” When you choose Pre-AP you should be goal oriented and have high expectations.
Eighth grade language arts teacher, Mrs. Kretsinger, says “I think everyone is capable of taking Pre-AP.” She says, “Pre-AP has the same amount of work as regular, but Pre-AP is more rigorous.” While regular language arts doesn’t have to read over the summer, Pre-AP has to read an assigned book and do an assignment about it. If you like to work harder and be challenged, Pre-AP language arts might be a good choice for you.
Pre-AP isn’t for everybody, so all students who believe they can, own up to it. If you think you’re up to the challenge then these classes are for you.