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AP Testing at a Record High

May 7, 2013

Testing season is in full swing as May charges towards the school year finish line.  Students are quiet and focused on their End of Course testing here, alongside all other New Orleans public schools.  But for 151 sophomores, juniors and seniors at Sci High (over a third of the school) these are no average tests.  Monday marked the beginning of Advance Placement exams, where students test to earn college credit on national exams.  And while our students have received college-credit level scores in all eight courses available*, research shows that the high rigor of AP classes proves beneficial to students regardless of their scores.  These 151 students will tackle a whopping 259 tests (67 taking two or more AP exams) in the next two weeks.  They highlight yet again Sci High’s foundational belief that all students, when supported, can succeed. Any student at Sci High can self-select into an AP course.

Monday, May 6th                       AP Environmental Science and AP Chemistry
Wednesday, May 8th                 AP Calculus
Thursday, May 9th                     AP Literature
Friday, May 10th                        AP Language and AP Statistics

Monday, May 13th                     AP Biology
Wednesday, May 15th               AP U.S. History
Thursday, May 16th                   AP World History


*This is the first year AP Environmental Science has been offered to students.