Sunday, October 28, 2012

a word about the AP exam

In a 1676 letter to Robert Hooke, Isaac Newton wrote, "If I have seen further it is by standing on ye shoulders of giants."

Last year's cohort paved the way for what we're doing now and they accomplished so many "firsts" that they will always have a special place in my memory.

But I do have one regret. Even though I told them, as I've told you, that I expect everyone to take the AP exam, not everyone did.

If for any reason you are considering not taking the AP exam, please come talk to me before making me a final decision. Yes: I'm asking for the chance to talk you into it. Last year the community stepped up and helped each other with tutoring, with confidence-building support, with study groups, with finding out whether their intended colleges would give credit for it, and even with money to pay the test fees.

Registration is coming up soon so make the commitment. It will change the way you look at the next few months--every vocab word, every journal topic, every line of every text-- and it will change the the way you look back on what you accomplished this year.


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