BY NUHA ISLAM
Registration is now open for AP students to sign-up for AP Exam Review Sessions on March 31st and April 1st at South Plantation High School for the Advanced Placement (AP) exam(s) offered in May.
“We hope to offer every AP student the opportunity to get the highest possible grade on their final exam,” BCPS Advanced Studies Coordinator Bob McKinney said. “We want everyone to succeed, so we try to provide every possible resource.”
The seminars priced at $12.00 each, will offer comprehensive reviews of each respective subject, as well as key test taking strategies and practice questions.
The district’s most qualified teachers will be heading the sessions. They were picked on the basis of last year’s test pass rates. This year, some CCHS teachers will be speaking at the reviews. Mrs. Peggy Wilfong, AP World History teacher, will be teaching out of room 4910.
“I advise my students to not pick my room because it’s good to hear another instructor’s perspective,” Wilfong said. “Often times hearing someone else’s explanation will bring clarity to a difficult concept.”
This year, new subjects will be featured, such as Seminar, Computer Principles and Chemistry.
“Because comp principles is new this year, there isn’t a single review book available like in my other AP courses,”’ CCHS sophomore Isaac Chu said. “I’m glad they are doing the sessions at South Plantation, I think it will help me synthesize ideas and connect concepts.”
This year, the host high school will be selling breakfast and lunch foods to visitors, namely pizza, snacks and soft drinks, so students are advised to bring spare cash, as card won’t be accepted.
Entry will not be allowed to those who do not bring proof of purchase. “I recommend bringing with you a printed copy of your receipt or a digital one.” McKinney said.
Other measures will be taken to ensure the integrity of the program. Last year, traffic was a big issue, so the county is bringing in police officers to direct traffic.
Things have been shaping up to foretell an extremely productive and informative weekend for AP students. BRACE counselor Christine Siwek advises all to attend at least one session.
“Take advantage of this opportunity to study. If you pass the AP exam in May, the college you attend may exempt you from taking that class, saving you and your family thousands of dollars.”
Registration for Friday Sessions: http://tinyurl.com/APReviewFriday
Registration for Saturday Sessions: http://tinyurl.com/APReviewSaturday