Of course, there is another side to our November 25th blog, and if you are college material, you know you have to make educated decisions!
On November 13 the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a nonprofit, released a report that favorably reviewed Advanced Placement (AP) classes. In their report they look at several aspects of the AP program and find them to be satisfactory.
The bottom line is to take challenging courses in order to prepare yourself for college. AP classes are one choice. You can also check out other strategies for maximizing your high school record at College Basics and in the article Getting Ready for College (Step 2).
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