Advanced Placement continues to grow at LCHS
By Amber McKinney, LCHS Guidance Counselor

Posted on April 20, 2019 7:23 PM

One of the goals of Logan County High School is to provide as many educational opportunities for students as possible. We boast one of the newest career and technical schools in the state in which students can apply hands on learning. We recently partnered with a new post-secondary institution resulting in the amount of dual credit courses students can take to receive college credit, doubling to well over 100 courses.

Additionally, our rigorous Advanced Placement program continues to grow in an effort to help challenge students and prepare them for the expectations a college education will entail.

Advanced Placement, or AP classes as they are commonly known, serve 25 percent of our students. Students elect to take these classes at the beginning of the school year aware of the high expectations that they involve. These classes require students to spend 3-5 hours outside of class studying. At the end of the school year students can also elect to take a comprehensive exam in which they could potentially receive college credit with a passing score.

Although AP requires an extensive amount of time from students, each year we see students want us to offer more classes. This school year we added an additional course, and with planning for the 2019-20 school year already in the works, we will add two more classes that students could take.

Students are anxiously preparing for the comprehensive exams that are set in May. Over 125 exams will be taken in a matter of two short weeks. LCHS is excited to see the students demonstrate what they have learned over the course of the school year. These exams will provide a cost saving way for students to receive college credit to a school of their choice.

At LCHS we take pride in our students. We love to see them take advantage of just one of the many educational opportunities we provide. LCHS is constantly looking at better ways to serve our students, and we will continue to look at ways to expand our AP program as well.

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