Orientation for Students New to Advanced Placement Classes

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:08pm

Dear Long Reach New AP Student/Parent,

Does the thought of tackling your first Advanced Placement course make you quiver? Does the idea of taking numerous AP courses at once overwhelm you? Well then, it’s time to get into AP shape! The AP Team invites you to attend Long Reach High School’s 1st  Annual New AP Student Orientation.

When: Thursday August 25, 8am – 11am

Where: Here at Long Reach High School - beginning in the Cafeteria

Activities will include:

  • Information on what to expect in AP classes and what will be available to help you with skills and concerns.
  • An opportunity to follow your schedule and meet your new AP teacher and other students who will be new to Advanced Placement courses in your class(es).
  • Other activities to prepare you for AP classes.

“AP opens the doors for students to show…that they can be competitive.”

“When colleges review transcripts and see AP courses…they know that students have challenged themselves. They know that they are really pushing themselves.”

“Many students may be the 1st ones in their family to graduate from high school and have the hopes and dreams of attending college.”

“AP courses level the playing field, and you can see it in the students. They recognize it and think ‘I can do this work as long as I’m willing to commit myself to work and work hard.'”

From “AP Report to the Nation”  2013

Why Should You Attend?

  1. To jump start your learning of AP Skills and Procedures
  2. To experience a taste of your AP courses this year

Contact Mr. Smart (Richard_Smart@hcpss.org) with questions.