Exceed in AP testing
PREP STUDENTS EXCEED NATIONAL AVERAGE IN ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTING
North Pointe High School students continue to exceed national averages passing Advanced Placement (AP) Physics, English Language, Spanish and Calculus exams. "Advanced Placement courses are an excellent way for students to prepare for college not only academically, but also financially," explained the Prep's College and Career Readiness Advisor Terri DiNello. "We're continually looking for opportunities to expand our AP program offering opportunities to not only seniors but also to underclassmen as well." In a typical year, North Pointe students earn over 70 college credit hours, which amounts to approximately $40,000 worth of credit at a State University. While at the Prep, the Class of 2011's Annika Vannan and the Class of 2012's Bret Wainwright achieved the distinction of being named AP scholars, meaning they passed at least three separate AP exams.
Benefits of taking Advanced placement classes
Although AP courses are more challenging than a normal class, with AP, you don't have to wait for college to start contributing, because AP is college in a high school setting. You can choose from up to 10 AP classes at the Prep in subjects that directly connect you to what you want to do now with your future. They not only give you the knowledge and skills to help you at your college or university, but scoring well on the AP Exam can get you credit and placement there too. In each of North Pointe's AP classes, you don't just read about things, you get to learn how things really work. You won't just be memorizing facts and figures that you'll forget moments after the test. In AP you'll tackle concepts and do things that will stick with you long after the class is through. AP teachers' hands-on approach to learning takes you out of the typical classroom and into an experience that will prepare you for college and beyond. In AP classes, just like in college, you not only learn by doing, but by sharing and speaking out. You'll be asked to add your unique perspective because the dialog and debate contributes to the knowledge that's shared by everyone. You'll help drive the class and sharpen your skills by learning to express yourself before you get to college. With AP, you'll also explore new ideas side-by-sde with your classmates and AP teachers. When you get to college, you'll be asked to manage your own time and study habits, while tackling challenging problems and subject areas. This is what you get when you take an AP class, with the added benefit of your AP teacher helping you throughout the journey. AP courses let you to see and feel what college work is like, while receiving the support to help you get there.
North Pointe's Advace Placement classes
In each of the Prep's AP classes, you can set bigger goals for yourself, and find yourself doing things you never thought possible. By doing college-level work in high school, AP students can test themselves and take risks in a familiar setting, gaining confidence and a rewarding experience in addition to college credit and placement.
English Language and Composition - Juniors
English Literature and Composition - Seniors
Calculus AB - Juniors and Seniors
Biology - Seniors
Physics B - Seniors
Geography - Freshmen (in place of regular Geography) and other grades as an elective
World History - Sophomores
United States History - Juniors
United States Government and Politics - Seniors
Spanish Language - Seniors