Student, teacher discuss changes to pandemic-era review plans for upcoming English AP exams

Archit Kalra April 21, 2021

For AP Language and Composition teacher Roya Farrow, there have been some changes to the way she helps students review for the AP exam this year, given the COVID-19 pandemic and the hybrid/virtual school...

Junior Erin Gordon studies for her AP Environmental Science class. The AP Environmental Science test will take place on May 14.

Counseling Center finalizing AP exams, schedules

Leah Tan April 21, 2021

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, counselor Kris Hartman said the counseling department is largely wrapping up its responsibilities. “In counseling we are just preparing for AP Exams...

How AP history teachers are planning to review for AP exams

Karolena Zhou April 15, 2021

After the College Board's announcement that AP exams will return to their traditional format this year, many students have started to review content for upcoming exams. This year, the AP U.S. History exam...

History teachers adjust to changes to AP exams

Karolena Zhou March 17, 2021

AP teachers have just received new information about the upcoming AP exams. This year, the format for AP history exams has changed slightly from the traditional version. Because of this, AP U.S. History...

AP World History teacher adjusts plans to prepare students for AP exam

Karolena Zhou March 15, 2021

This year, The College Board's plan for AP exams so far is to revert them back to their traditional, pre-COVID versions. Because of this, AP World History teacher Ryan Ringenberg said he is adjusting his...

Student, teacher discuss changes to AP exams, hopes for this year

Karolena Zhou March 14, 2021

Last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The College Board changed the formats of AP exams by shortening them to 45 minutes and removing some of the tested content. However, this year, College Board's...

Junior Ali Strzynski studies an AP exam review book for one of her upcoming exams. Strzynski said with less class time, she's had to be more self-disciplined in teaching herself some of the material.

Counseling Center shifts focus to AP exams

Leah Tan March 1, 2021

The counseling center is now prioritizing AP exams after wrapping up scheduling. According to counselor Kris Hartman, the deadline for final scheduling requests is on March 1 so they can start to finalize...

New AP exams designed in light of COVID-19 too short to effectively test material

New AP exams designed in light of COVID-19 too short to effectively test material

Rhea Acharya April 9, 2020

In the past month, so many aspects of my life have changed.  The latest change? A few days ago I got more information on how my 6 AP exams would look this year. Instead of seeing information about...

Counselors preparing for ‘AP season’ after spring break

Viyang Hao March 26, 2019

According to Melinda Stephan, college and careers programming and resources coordinator, counselors are preparing for the “AP season” after spring break. “(Counselors) are in that mode right before...

Seniors Nick Gemelas (left) and Amit Kannan (right) study in the library. Kannan said he is a proponent of self-studying for AP Exams because doing so gives students more independence, but acknowledges that such techniques may not be effective for all students.

Hitting the Books: Students, staff comment on the pros and cons of self-studying for AP Exams

Kalea Miao May 16, 2018
CHS is the environment for students to take advantage of AP Exams and their benefits. However, not all students chose to take AP courses, opting to go straight to the exam instead.
Dear College Board

Dear College Board

Gabby Perelmuter, Section Editor May 18, 2017

Now writing this, I am completely open to the idea of one of the board members reading this and demolishing all of my AP scores because I spoke out against your monopoly, but jokes on you, I’ve already...

Sophomore Seema Dhungana reads her notes out loud to study for a test. Dhungana said reading the material and saying it at the same time helps her remember key points.


Alina Yu, Feature Reporter April 20, 2017

STUDYING, SERIOUSLY As testing season approaches, students begin to study vigorously with various methods The first week of may is approaching, meaning AP testing and all the cramming for final exams...

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