Focus 2025: The Benefits of Advanced Placement Programming
As I mentioned in my December article, at Wautoma High School, our teaching, counseling, and administrative staff engage in frequent conversations with our students regarding their plans after high school graduation.
These conversations and planning sessions for postsecondary opportunities involve the benefits of either applying for a four-year college; applying for a two-year college; joining a branch of the military; or joining the workforce directly out of high school. Our School Counseling Staff, Chandra McCarthy-Cardoso and Amanda Prodell, specifically provide our students with up-to-date information regarding all of these options, so students can make the best decision possible regarding their current needs and their future interests.
One of the options we provide to students to improve their opportunities for future success after high school is Advanced Placement (AP) Programming. AP courses are college-level classes that bring rigor and post-secondary relevance to our high school offerings.
The AP courses and curriculum are developed by College Board, and these AP courses are uniform throughout all school districts nationwide that provide the courses and use the respective curricula. College Board is a nonprofit organization that develops and administers standardized tests and curricula used at the Kindergarten-12th grade level, as well as, post-secondary education institutions to promote college-readiness.