Fast Track to College

Some high school students are pursuing a fast track to college with AP placement exams and courses that allow them to earn college credits while preparing for graduation. Alexandra Piampiano was considered an upperclassman when she entered college this fall.  She had...

Parents Concerned Over Dropped Advanced Classes

A move to have honors level assignments completed in general education classrooms has parents concerned over dropped advanced classes. They are concerned that top students will not be sufficiently challenged and allowed to excel. All students are required to master...

Can All Students Benefit from Advanced Placement?

AP classes are not just for the elite students anymore at one high school where advanced placement for all students is the normal expectation. In Parachute, Colorado, the school wide approach to placing students in AP classes is working at  Grand Valley High School,...

Project Based Learning in High School AP Classes

Researchers from University of Washington are finding that project based learning in high school AP classes enables enthusiasm and success of high school students.  In a new type of advanced government class at Seattle’s Garfield High, the students rarely sit quietly...