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Advantages of taking Advanced Placement Courses offered at West

KENZIE SPROUSE

STAFF WRITER



As scheduling for the upcoming school year quickly approaches, it is time for students to consider the classes they would like to take. Fortunately, several Advanced Placement (AP) programs are available for committed students here at Morristown West. Students are encouraged to take AP courses who want to challenge themselves and obtain pre-college experience. Every AP class is instructed at a college-level and the AP exam is taken each May over the class material. There is a cost for every AP exam that is offered through the College Board, however, the price may be well worth it. Students that take AP classes are automatically able to get a lead on college-level work, upgrade their writing and problem solving skills, and mature their studying capabilities.


Senior Chloe Livesay is only one of the many students that has reaped the benefits of AP courses. Livesay reflected, “Although AP classes are more rigorous and time consuming, I would recommend them to anyone who is determined and college bound. These classes help you learn valuable skills to be the best possible college student you can be in the future.”


Chloe also encourages those considering to take AP classes to have “strong commitment and a drive to strive for excellence.”


In addition, students that pass an AP exam with a score of three or above are able to acquire college credit that is granted by more than 90% of four-year colleges and universities across the United States. West High school is immensely fortunate to provide a favorable amount of AP courses for a variety of student interests. Below is a full list of the Advanced Placement classes available:


English Courses:

AP English Language and Composition

AP Literature and Composition


Mathematics Courses:

AP Statistics

AP Calculus I/II


Science Courses:

AP Chemistry

AP Biology

AP Environmental Science


Social Studies Courses:

AP Human Geography

AP Government and Politics: United States

AP U.S. History (taken with AP English Language)

AP Macroeconomics

AP Psychology

AP European History

AP World History Modern

AP World History Ancient

Fine Arts Courses:

AP Studio Art 2-D

AP Studio Art 3-D

AP Drawing


If anyone is interested in more information about any course and its availability, please contact the counseling office or visit the school’s website for a complete list and description of the Programs of Study for the 2020-2021 school year. Any strong-willed student is encouraged to take on the challenge of AP classes in order to win the limitless rewards of early college opportunities that may last a lifetime.



Senior Chloe Livesay displays her AP Literature classwork on Schoology.

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