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Student Shayda Dadvand studies for APUSH.
Photo By: Ruby Matenko

Check-in on students during AP exam season

Ruby Matenko, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

*Names have been changed for privacy. It’s AP exam season, which means Beverly students enrolled in AP classes are taking their AP exams through the College Board over the weeks of May 1–5 and May...

(Pictured from left to right) freshmen Hallema Bakhda, Mia Taylor and sophomore Kaia Lopez study for their  classes.

Student perspective on AP classes; is the stress worth it?

Ruby Matenko, Staff Writer April 25, 2023

The average number of students in AP classes is increasing rapidly, even in the face of educational obstacles present during the last few years. College Board says the amount of high school students...

Sophomore Kate Oller studies for her classes.

AP teacher’s perspective on AP classes; why do students feel the need to take them?

Ruby Matenko, Staff Writer December 6, 2022

A course in high school that could give you college credit, teach you in a more advanced way, and expand your intelligence: sounds like any ambitious student’s dream, right?  While AP classes are...

A stack of AP prep books

Discrepancies between AP grades, test scores raise concerns

Highlights June 1, 2022

Mia Gorlick Watchtower staff member Some teachers on campus have a policy that allows students who earn a five on the AP exam to have their grades raised to an A. For example, in one AP math class,...

Students to take online AP tests at home

Students to take online AP tests at home

Highlights March 31, 2020

Emma Newman staff writer  As coronavirus restrictions become stricter, the College Board has decided to give students two different days when they can take new online AP tests. Because of these new tests,...

AP teachers teach fun, unique lessons after exam

Highlights May 19, 2017

Lauren Hannani staff writer Advanced Placement exams are over, which also means that studying from a textbook in an AP class has officially come to an end. However, with unique projects, assignments and...

AP achievement should be reflected in grades

AP achievement should be reflected in grades

Highlights January 30, 2017

Keith Stone co-editor-in-chief Students need to be rewarded for their hard work. If they are taking the hardest classes in high school (APs), they should get some benefit. There is one step that teachers...

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Second semester seniors should stay focused

Highlights December 16, 2016

Keith Stone co-editor-in-chief The minute school let out on Dec. 16, seniors instantly felt a huge weight lift of their shoulders. In one minute, they transitioned from stressed out college applicants...

AP in dire need of reform

AP in dire need of reform

Highlights May 9, 2016

Ben Shofet Business Manager Every single year around this time, students stress over their upcoming AP tests. Students are brought up to believe that without AP classes on their transcript, they won’t...

Lit students see play, workshop with troupe

Lit students see play, workshop with troupe

Highlights November 30, 2012

Max Stahl, staff writer From Nov. print edition Seniors from Krisha Deaver and Dr. Steven Rubenstein’s AP Literature classes attended a performance of “Hamlet” on Monday, Nov. 19, at the Broad Stage...

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