Blog post by Yatziri Carmona, class of 2020 If you’re taking AP Calculus, you’ll raise a lot of eyebrows. It’s a course that not many have the… Read more “Course Spotlight: AP Calculus”
Blog post by Julissa Soto, class of 2021 Transitioning from middle school to high school can be difficult. The idea of being exposed to a new unknown… Read more “Link Crew”
Blog post by Courtney Pedersen, class of 2021 AP Environmental Science is an inspiring, challenging, and interesting class. While integrating rigorous courses and teaching key concepts to… Read more “Course Spotlight: AP Environmental Science”
Blog post by Julia Walls, class of 2021 The thought of a third year of science may seem daunting to many oncoming juniors or seniors, especially if… Read more “Course Spotlight: AP Environmental Science (2021)”
Student post by Nataly Segundo, class of 2021 The Engineering/Architectural Design ROP course is offered at Montclair High School on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3 to 5:30.… Read more “Course Spotlight: Engineering/Architectural Design Drafting-ROP”
Written by Fernanda Almaguer Vallejo, class of 2021 ROP is a great way to get ready for your future career and can help provide different career options… Read more “Student Post: The Benefits of ROP for all students”
by Elina Shibata, Class of 2020 In Anatomy, you will learn the anatomical terms, chemistry, cell biology, histology, about the integumentary system, osteology, participate in dissection labs,… Read more “Course Spotlight: Honors Anatomy and Physiology”
Gift Nnamdi, Class of 2019 Behind every image is a complex story that shapes an artist’s intention and mirrors life in unexplainable ways. Whether it is appeasing… Read more “Course Spotlight: Beauty of Art History”
Student blog post by Uyen Huynh, Class of 2020
I believe that upcoming students should take honors to challenge themselves and to improve their skills in English. The students in English III Honors class do Daily Writing Assignments; this practice method helps students practice, review, and get help on English grammar and skills. The timed writes and the flip charts given to each student is what I consider valuable in this class.
Student Blog Post by Jasmine Vasquez, Class of 2020
An AP or Honors course can seem intimidating or stressful for many people but there are many positive effects that not enough people talk about. While in high school, it is important to prepare ourselves for the advanced education that is expected in college. Chaffey High School provides many opportunities that allow students to enrich in experience, and taking an AP or Honors course is a beneficial option that will give an inside peek of what college will be like while at the same time completing a high school education.
From personal experience, the AP program has exposed me to an environment that not only educates me on the course topic such as AP composition but also on ways to prepare me for my journey to attending an actual college. Although taking on advanced courses can be time consuming and a bit of a challenge the knowledge and experience makes every stressful experience worth it because ,no matter the situation, a student will leave the course with more knowledge about their future than they had before entering. One AP class I am taking this year is English Composition and has taught me more about the true meaning and depths of writing that I didn’t know existed before. As a new student to an advanced english class, it could be intimidating because of the fear of not being intelligent enough to pass the class with a high grade but I was completely wrong. Being in advanced class does not mean one needs to be a professional on the topic that is being taught it means having the opportunity to advance in a topic that appeals to the student the most.
Before enrolling into an AP or honors course you must make sure that the course you are choosing is what is best for you. There are many students who choose to take advanced classes solely to impress colleges but in order to impress a college the grade scored in that class should reflect your ability to handle the advanced course. One common mistake that happens is students take a course and fail which is not something that colleges admire. Joining an AP or honors course is a great experience as long as it’s something the student knows with benefit them personally.
My experience with the AP program has been extremely beneficial in ways that will prepare me for college. The journey to college should not be intimidating and full of fear, and these AP and Honors programs give you the support you need to prepare for college so that you won’t have to do it alone. If you are a ambitious student who seeks the right path towards college these courses are the places to begin the journey.
One of the things I love about AP English was the debates we had in class. We all picked two topics to debate on and tried to state why one idea was better than the other. The best part was we got to speak our minds and give our opinion without feeling scared to do so. –Natalie Soto-Rodriguez, Class of 2020