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Solving the Inconsistency and Confusion that Final Exams Bring to AP Classes

Solving the Inconsistency and Confusion that Final Exams Bring to AP Classes

May 17, 2017

Ben Pearl ’18 Advanced Placement exams officially ended on Friday, May 12. Accordingly, I thought it would be appropriate to offer a solution to the problem students and teachers face every spring: when to schedule an AP class final exam.   The Numbers: According to the Staples H...

Administration debates class leveling system

Andrea Frost, Breaking News Managing Editor

March 9, 2015

Core classes at Staples High School are offered at various levels to appeal to the learning needs of all students. However, while physics has five different class levels — honors, A, B, AP physics B and AP Physics C — most Staples High School electives listed in the course catalog can only be taken...

Southern schools get the jump on AP tests

Southern schools get the jump on AP tests

Bailey Ethier, News Editor

January 31, 2014

The pages of AP review books are flipped back and forth, calculator buttons are rapidly pressed and flash cards are turned over and over. The two-week period starting on May 5 and ending on May 13 is one of the most stressful stretches of the year for many Staples students as they prep for AP exams....

Project AP-way

Project AP-way

Simon Stracher, Social Media Managing Editor

June 8, 2013

AP classes are viewed as some of the toughest courses that Staples has to offer. However, most have their final in mid-May since the College Board’s AP tests are given then, so teachers have to find some way to fill the last month or so of school. The answer? Projects. Joseph Jelen has assigned his AP Gov...

Getting Credit

Getting Credit

Andrea Frost, Features Editor

May 21, 2013

So many students take AP classes, and many of them take the AP test so they may receive credit at college, allowing students to either not take the class at college or be able to place in a higher class freshmen year. Because different schools have different policies regarding AP credit, it is sometimes ha...

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