BHS Students to Find Success in Advanced Placement Exams

Over the weeks of May 7th thru May 18th, 145 BHS Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors will take 263 exams in 18 different Advanced Placement courses.

Students have worked hard all year learning material, and are now ready to put their knowledge to the test. Their teachers have faith in their ability.

Mrs. Mariya Peterson has taught AP Calculus AB and Calculus BC at BHS for 8 years, and has an incredible track record. Last year, Mrs. Peterson had 43 Calculus students, who collectively scored twenty-eight 5’s, eleven 4’s and four 3’s. All of Mrs. Peterson’s students received college credit. Peterson is expecting the same, if not greater success with this year’s students. She states, “We should improve.”

New to BHS this year is the offering of Advanced Placement Psychology. Mr. David Hunt, the instructor, states that “after research, it seems most psychology students score well.” He believes his students will perform the same. Mr. Hunt adds, “We learned about testing… when students make connections to the material, they’re more likely to do well.”

Overall, BHS students do exceptionally well on their AP exams. Last year, students received college credit for 174 of 225 exams. Reine Issa, AP coordinator, believes, that with a “goodnight night sleep, breakfast, a snack, and a positive attitude,” this years students can have the same success!

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