April 4, 2020 “Any student who opts out APs this year will lose the chance of free money in college.” – Mike D’Alessio, veteran of the AP World and Foley Prep tutor since 2015 Dear Foley Prep Family M
April 4, 2020
“Any student who opts out APs this year will lose the chance of free money in college.”
– Mike D’Alessio, veteran of the AP World and Foley Prep tutor since 2015
Dear Foley Prep Family Member:
The AP exams coming up in one month present one of the greatest opportunities I’ve ever seen for our students to earn thousands of dollars of college credit by exerting only a fraction of the effort expended by AP students in past years.
As promised by the College Board (CB), the AP schedule for exams was released yesterday. As an added bonus, the CB went into more detail then ever about what will be on each exam. Let me tell you, folks, students taking these exams will have a strategic advantage that no other class of AP students may ever have again. Foley Prep is advising all AP students to take these exams – no matter what their feelings may be toward their AP teachers, courses, or the collective current distance learning situation. Based on a 1-hour webinar broadcast yesterday, the CB does have the best interests of the students in mind. This year’s AP class is the most diverse ever, and surveys sent to the students suggested that more than 90% of the students wanted to take their exams this year. Let’s now talk in detail.
AP Exam Facts:
The exams will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March. This was detailed in my last AP newsletter.
This year’s AP Exams will be open book/open note.
Most exams will have one or two free-response questions, and each question is timed separately.
For most subjects, the exams will be 45 minutes long, and include an additional 5 minutes for uploading..
Students will be able to take exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. They will be able to either type and upload their responses or write responses by hand and submit a photo via their cell phone.
Students taking AP world language and culture exams will complete two spoken tasks consistent with free-response questions three and four on the current AP Exam; written responses will not be required.
Exams will be given from May 11 through May 22.
Each subject’s exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.
Make-up test dates will be available for each subject from June 1 through June 5.
Students can take the exam at home or in school, if schools reopen.
Ok, let’s talk about what Foley Prep can do for your child. We have an arsenal of tutors that can fit the needs of this test. Our team has been “Zooming” and “Discording” over the last 2 weeks, creating materials that target just the tested material of the test. With direct, detailed information from the CB, the Foley Prep AP Team no longer has to play a guessing game. I was talking to Mike, and he was so giddy about this he started creating new materials right away. A veteran of the AP world, Mike is not exaggerating when he says, “any student who opts out APs this year will lose the chance of free money in college.” Let’s face it, a small investment now by the student could lead to monetary benefits for mom and dad later. The CB has stressed that no college or university has communicated to them that these tests will not count toward college credit. (The largest public system in the country, University of California, has affirmed that it will give credit for 3s, 4s, and 5s as usual.) The test design is valid, and colleges will recognize the work put in by students. Please watch the CB webinar regarding this if you are a skeptic.
We are here for your student through our distance learning model and strategically designed AP schedule that you can find on our website. Take a look at our class offerings and give me or Eric a call, and we can design a package that fits your child’s needs.
Be safe, and my best to all Foley Family Members.
Professor Ron Foley & The Foley Prep AP Team
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