Summer programs, while sometimes useful and engaging, can handicap students heading into the challenging honors and AP classes December 2, 2023 — by Anika Kapasi After experiencing 13 “first days of school” — from pre-K to junior year — I am always left bored from listening to teachers talking about their class syllabus for an hour or annoyed at time wasted from doing yet another ice-breaker or “get to know you” activity. Then again, being a junior this year meant […] read more » AP classes need to do more than simply prepare students for the AP test November 15, 2023 — by Saachi Jain As a result of the school’s rigorous academic culture and college admissions pressures, an increasing number of students tend to pile up on AP classes, especially during their junior and senior years. Regardless of the mental and academic repercussions of taking these heavy course loads, many students simply take more AP classes in hopes of […] read more » AP Physics C course sees record high enrollment with three sections October 14, 2023 — by Kevin Yang A record three classes of 70 students are taking AP Physics C taught by Matt Welander this year. The class has grown from one section of 32 students last year. AP Physics C is an advanced class open only to students who previously took AP Physics 1 and 2. It’s based on calculus and builds […] read more » 100-word rave: Final exams for AP classes are rightfully before APs May 6, 2023 — by Sanjoli Gupta Imagine this awful alternative universe: It’s the beginning of June. You’re stressed and, despite taking the AP exam three weeks ago, you have to keep studying for the final exam in, say, AP Environmental Science. You’re burned out and exhausted. You should have crossed the finish line weeks ago, but here you are, still studying. […] read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.