RCCA Students Prepare for AP Exams
This year the Advanced Placement (AP) sophomores, juniors, and seniors have been preparing for their month of exams. Depending on their test scores, they have the possibility of earning college credit in a variety of classes. AP offers students the opportunity to see the difference between high school and college curriculum and therefore will better prepare them for college.
RCCA students have worked hard by learning content, implementing different cognitive strategies, and practicing their new skills. Our AP students are prepared and ready for their exams. According to Junior student Maria E., “I think it’s going to be kind of hard, but I can get through it because of the skills that I have learned.”
Giving them the opportunity to be open-minded and reflect on what they have learned in their AP classes, students have been discussing real life situations in collaboration with their course work. Additionally, AP reflects what is taught in some of the top college courses around the country. If a student passes the AP exam it can benefit them when they attend college by saving money and time.
AP courses are some of the most interesting and fulfilling courses a student can take in High School. Classes tend to be fast and cover more material than typical high school classes. AP teachers expect their students to think critically, analyze, facts and write clearly.
A recent study showed that students who earned a 3, 4, or 5 on the exam are more likely to return the second year of college. AP gives students a chance to challenge themselves and learn in the areas that they need support on. AP courses give students a chance to see the different perspectives on the topics that they will read and the problems that they will solve.