Expand AP class offerings.

Advanced Placement (AP) classes allow high school students to dig more deeply into the subjects that spark their interests. Additionally, AP classes can help students gain admission, and potentially merit scholarships, to colleges of their choice. To ensure students remain challenged in their areas of interest, we need to not only continue to offer advanced STEM coursework but also to add more English and history AP classes.

As part of the community’s effort to reduce student stress, there has been a lot of discussion around the question of whether the district should cap the number of AP classes a student can take. However, research does not show that limiting AP classes reduces stress. It depends on the student. Teachers, counselors, and parents can work together with students to make informed choices when creating their schedule.

Cari Templeton