Families of upcoming high school students, We know many of your students anticipate taking AP classes in high school. We want to encourage you to take advantage of the information nights at the high schools to get advice and direction for taking AP classes offered. Some AP classes have prerequisites and require planning – even for freshman year.
Squalicum HS has already hosted an AP Information Forum on February 25. Over 400 people attended, including people from the feeder middle schools. What a great showing of interest and support! If you still have questions specific to Squalicum, please contact the counseling office there.
Squalicum HS also provides a flow chart of classes within subject areas on pages 26-32 of their course catalog. This could be a helpful visual when planning, but keep in mind the high school AP programs are not exactly the same. Be sure to check your student’s high school specific catalog.
Bellingham HS will have their Informational Night Monday, March 3, 6:30pm. They will have a “breakout session” focusing on AP classes and college readiness. Come prepared to learn about these options for your children and with any questions you may have.
Sehome HS will be hosting the 8th Grade Parent Night on Tuesday, March 11, 6:00pm. They are currently planning on having a table with information regarding their AP offerings and college readiness. Use this resource to start the conversation about what prerequisites are needed for what classes. Leave any questions you might have at the table for Jeff Smith, Sehome HS Counselor, to address.
We are also working on hosting a Parent Meeting regarding high school classes, testing, outside resources and other useful tips that parents of older students have learned along the way. Be on the lookout for more information regarding that meeting.