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Advanced Placement

 

Advanced Placement Courses

  • AP students are more likely to go to college.  The odds of enrolling in a 4-year college increase by 171% for kids who took one AP class vs. students who took none.  
  • AP students are far more likely to perform well in college vs. their non-AP peers.  Specifically the first two years (Chajewski et al., 2011). 
  • Students with at least one AP Exam are more likely to perform well year 1 and 2 in college.
  • Female students who take AP Computer Science Principles  in high school are more than 5 times as likely to major in computer science in college. The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $88,240 in May 2019.

 

Course

Grades Eligible

Currently being taught by...

AP English Literature and Composition

12th Grade

Xenia Thomopoulos

xenia@tywls-astoria.org

AP English Language and Composition

11th Grade

Diana Vlavianos

diana@tywls-astoria.org

AP Calculus AB

12th Grade

Caitlin McCaffrey

caitlinm@tywls-astoria.org

AP Environmental Science

11th & 12th Grades

Jonathan Ryberg

jonathan@tywls-astoria.org

AP Modern World History

10th Grade

Randi Bivona

randi@tywls-astoria.org

AP Human Geography

9th - 12th Grades

Michael Stuart

michael@tywls-astoria.org

AP Psychology

9th - 12th Grades

Scott Melcher

scott@tywls-astoria.org

AP Computer Science Principles

10th & 11th Grade*

SEP Track Students ONLY

Emily Fields

emily@tywls-astoria.org

AP Computer Science A

12th Grade*

SEP Track Students ONLY

Andreas (Andy) Jordan

andy@tywls-astoria.org

AP United States History

11th Grade

Nick Scales

nick@tywls-astoria.org

 

Student Eligibility: All students must be on-track with all credits and have 90% or above attendance rate the year prior to applying.

Student Application Process:

Step 1: Students and parents/guardians must attend one of the special courses open house information sessions. During these sessions, families will hear more about the selection criteria for students and requirements for the application process.

Step 2: Students complete a questionnaire and request teacher recommendation letters

Step 3: Students participate in an interview with the AP Committee Panel

Step 4: Students and Families read and sign the AP Course Agreement

Step 5: Students receive acceptance or denial