On Nov. 16, Oswego High School held the Advanced Placement Potential Fair to promote AP courses to students who were selected by teachers and had test scores that favored placement into these classes. The annual fair was organized by Assistant Principal Ms. Tania Sharp and LRC Director Mr. Drew Mundsinger in order to inform students about what the AP program has to offer in advance of course selection coming up for students from Nov. 23 until Dec. 3.

During the fourth period presentation, upwards of 20 students attended to learn about the classes and the opportunities that are offered to them. AP courses are college-level courses that include an AP test in May with an opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. These courses include topics within math, English, history, and foreign languages.

“If you feel that you are ready, and you’re interested in a content area, and even more so if you’re like, ‘I think that class will help me in my future with what I want to do,’ take that class!”

– Tania Sharp

“The AP courses often go much deeper into the content, so you’re not just scraping the surface on a lot of things,” Ms. Sharp said, “which really sets you on various pathways for maybe what you want to do in your life or career.”

Ms. Sharp gave a presentation that covered information about the courses students could take, myths about AP classes, and answered questions. One myth she explained was the belief that the student must first earn A’s and B’s to be recommended for an AP class.

Credit: Tania Sharp

“If you feel that you are ready, and you’re interested in a content area, and even more so if you’re like, ‘I think that class will help me in my future with what I want to do,’ take that class!” Ms. Sharp said.

For those who missed the fair or are interested in taking an AP course, more information can be found here. Be sure to get your preferred classes in as soon as possible due to the deadline being tomorrow Dec. 3.

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Hello, my name is Brady Monahan, and I am a Senior at Oswego High School. This is my second year of being part of the 42Fifty staff and I am enjoying my new role as Editor-in-Chief. I'm part of the Oswego Boys Varsity Golf team and look to possibly pursue golf in college. Other than sports, I love being outdoors and spending time with family and friends!

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  1. I think it’s great that we introduce prospective students to AP courses via this Lunch and Learn. Nice job revealing the truths of some AP myths!

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