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A or AP?: U.S. History Honors in Danger of Elimination

A or AP?: U.S. History Honors in Danger of Elimination

May 27, 2011

U.S. History Honors, a course originally created nine years ago by a Board of Education (BOE) directive to create more honors-level courses at Staples, is on the verge of extinction. “I think in general, we don’t want too many levels in social studies,” James D’Amico, 6–12 Social Studies Department Coordinator, said. D’Amico says that the department is divided whe...

Honors Collab Chooses Portfolios Over Exams

Honors Collab Chooses Portfolios Over Exams

December 22, 2010

Sometimes a midterm just is not a fitting culmination to a semester’s hard work. In U.S. History Honors and English 2 Honors Collaborative, dubbed affectionately as Collab by the Staples community, students do not take a midterm exam at the end of the semester. The Collab class—instead of taking an exam on the portion...

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