Monday, December 2, 2013

How Many AP's?

In today's blog post, Mr. Turner talks about the Advanced Placement courses at the Prep.

Many families interested in the Prep - and private school in general - often ask us for stats. They want to know the average class size for a freshman (22-25 students), the average commute time for a bus rider (45 minutes), the amount of time a freshman spends on homework each night (2-2.5 hours), and roughly how many applicants come from public schools (30%).

Some light reading
Another common question is, "How many AP courses do you have?" Of the 34 AP courses that are available from the College Board, the Prep offered 15 last year:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • European History
  • Psychology
  • US Government
  • US History
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Computer Science
  • Statistics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Latin
  • Spanish Language

We not only offer nearly half of the AP syllabus, but our students, maintaining an overall above-average pass rate, also excel in these classes. 

Opinions about AP courses vary and we at the Prep do not ignore the conversation or the controversy. At the same time we're proud to say that we offer what are generally recognized as some of the most challenging courses available in secondary education.

This blog post was written by Mr. Ed Turner '00, Director of Admission.

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