AP ClassesWednesday, May 28, 2008 By Abby Schoenfeld
Many of you future juniors and seniors are taking or are planning to take an AP class sometime during your high school career. However, there have been pondering questions that need to be answered. And so I over ecstatically digress… The AP classes that are offered for next year are Chemistry, Physics, Biology, U.S. History, Psychology, English Literature, Statistics and Calculus. Being in an AP class is definitely not all rainbows and ponies. AP students typically work on AP homework for an average of one to two hours per AP class. That means if you decide to take three AP classes, you may find yourself shackled to the pillar of loneliness and woe. However, some find they can fly like Lucy in the Sky through the work and manage to handle the pressure. What ever sweetens your cuppa tea. A big reason why students take AP classes is to get college credit. In order to get college credit, you generally need to score a 3 or higher (with a grade scale of 1 to 5) on the final exam. However there are a few colleges, such as UW-Madison and University of Minnesota, that want a score of 4 or 5 in order to get college credit. So make sure to check with the college you are interested in to see what their standards are. The AP exams are all scheduled for the first two weeks of May. According to Mrs. Parmenter, many students take advantage of the AP classes here at Holmen High School. Most students do very well on their final exams and do end up getting college credit for their AP class. AP classes can be very beneficial to you and your future. We are lucky to have as many AP classes as we do. Holmen has even offered several new AP classes in the past few years. Won’t you take advantage of the great opportunities we have here at HHS?