The Advanced Placement (AP) Program at http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html was established over 40 years ago by the College Board, a national nonprofit organization. AP programs provide incentives for public high schools in California to provide access to rigorous, college-level courses for interested and prepared students. With such programs, students may pursue college-level work while still in secondary school and receive college credit, advanced academic standing, or both.
Subject to funding availability, the California Department of Education will reimburse districts for specified costs of AP test fees paid to the College Board on behalf of eligible students. Details are available at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/ps/faqap11.asp Funding is for families in which income does not exceed 185 percent of the federal poverty income levels.
AP courses are recognized by virtually all public and private universities. Successful completion of AP courses, and the related tests, can greatly help students in the very competitive process of university admission.
Biology; Cynthia Schnelle Rogers
Qualifications: Chemistry is preferred, or teacher recommendation.
Calculus; Heather Tynan
Micro-Economics; Rebecca Trautwein
US History; Spencer Marshak
Qualifications: Academic success in previous Social Studies classes & a strong work ethic.
Language & Comp.; Zachary Davison-Wilson
Qualifications: Good grammatical skills, an interest in how language and rhetoric works, and a love for writing.
Literature & Comp.; Jennifer Foreman
Qualifications: Good grammatical skills, a love of reading, a tenacity to succeed.
Psychology; Shawn Parker
Qualifications: A positive attitude.
Spanish; Ana Bedard
Qualifications: Spanish III or SLA, with a reasonable proficiency in Spanish.
World History; Shawn Parker
Qualifications: A willingness to work, a dedication to self-betterment and an open mind.
North Monterey County High School, 13990 Castroville Blvd, Castroville, CA 95012 - updated 8/23.12