The Messenger Article — “The end of AP?: Why AP Enrollment at Garfield is Going Down”

At the end of the 2016-2017 school year, a three AP cap was put into place by the Garfield administration. It’s purpose was to help students avoid extra stress and help eliminate the educational gap. A student has the option to waive the AP cap by having their counselor and parent sign a statement agreeing that the student is “aware that taking more than three AP classes involves high level analytical thought and research, includes a significant weekly workload, and progresses at a fast pace.” Although the AP cap does not stop any student from taking a class, many feel that there is less pressure to take AP classes because of it. … Click to read more.

By Delphi D. M. in The Garfield Messenger student paper. Subscribe or donate to support great student reporting.